Black Cherry Puppet Theater's Between Mean
What would happen if the devil stole a man's wife only to send her home because she was so ornery? Black Cherry Puppet Theater premieres a new work, with film influences from Kurasawa to Cat Ballou and a backdrop tinged with Appalachian myth. Folk icons Walker & Jay wrote and play the haunting soundtrack for this beautifully constructed work of visual theater. Opening acts include Katherine Fahey, Jeanine Padgett with Jim Sheehan. Talk back follows performances. Suitable for mature children.
Katherine Fahey's “Elizabeth Whitmore” is a shadow puppet show and an old time cranky with live musical accompaniment, based on a 1978 song set to the tune of an old shape note song. Elizabeth Whitmore, a regional heroine, survives winter while caring for her small child in the wilds of Vermont in the mid-eighteenth century. Elizabeth Whitmore, a regional heroine, survives winter while caring for her small child in the wilds of Vermont in the mid-eighteenth century.
Baltimore-based puppeteer Jeanine Padgett and playwright Jim Sheehan will debut an adaptation of Jakov Lind's story "Journey Through the Night," a dark and cautionary tale featuring rod and toy theater puppets.
QuestFest is sponsored by United States Department of Education, William G. Baker, Jr, Memorial Fund (creator of the Baker Artist Awards), Herbert Bearman Foundation, John J. Leidy Foundation, VSA/MetLife Foundation, and Target.