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HERE

145 6th Ave (entrance on Dominick St)
New York, NY
here.org/shows/detail/1891/
212-647-0202

STEREOPTIK

Dark Circus *

STEREOPTIK

May 30 - June 4, 2017
Tue-Sat @ 8:30pm
Sun @ 4pm
$25

A nose-diving trapezist, an animal trainer gobbled up by his lion, and a human cannonball that never returns from outer space: this is one tragic circus. Despite the catastrophes, French puppet company STEREOPTIK elevates the spectacle with a visual feast of imagination. With a brand of visual theatre magic that features live music, exquisite ink drawings, shadow puppetry, sand animation, and revelatory object theatre, their ironic humor meets childlike wonder, and an extraordinary Dark Circus is born.

* Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Presenters Grant (2017)

Knockdown Center,

52-29 Flushing Ave.
Maspeth, NY
knockdowncenter.com
347-915-5615

Baby, said Alice B. Toklas. . .

Hanne Tierney with Oskar Strautmanis

April 15 - May 28, 2017
Thu – Fri, 5pm – 9pm
Sat – Sun, 2pm – 8pm
free

This 15 min. self-performing puppet theater/installation is run on a loop by 12 motors that have been programmed by a robotic brain. Both, motors and the brain, operate in full view of the audience. Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein argue over the virtue of Stein’s plays. Excerpts from two of her plays vindicate Stein’s belief in her avant garde genius. Zeitgeist music by Eric Satie.

Museum of the Moving Image

Miss Piggy: A Sow is Born

Museum of the Moving Image - Jim Henson's World

April 30, 2017
1:00pm
Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above).

Hosted by Craig Shemin, President of The Jim Henson Legacy

This program highlights Miss Piggy's evolution from chorus pig to superstar, her memorable performances with show business legends, and her enduring relationship with her "magnificent obsession," Kermit the Frog. The program will include clips from The Muppet Show, Muppet films, television specials, and rare guest appearances. Program running time: 75 mins.

New World Stages

340 West 50th Street
New York, NY
www.avenueq.com

Photo: Carol Rosegg

Avenue Q

Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx (Music & Lyrics), Jeff Whitty (Book)

ONGOING
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00pm
Saturday - 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday - 3:00pm & 7:30pm
www.avenueq.com/tickets.html

AVENUE Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fiancee Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his roommate Rod -- a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building's superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Puppetry in NYC title image is from Project B - 3 Works, photo by Jane Stein.