Robin Frohardt: The Pigeoning | Feb 16 & 17
OZ Arts Nashville
Fri, Feb 16 7:00 pm
Hailed by the New York Times as “a tender, fantastical symphony of the imagination,” Robin Frohardt’s The Pigeoning is a Bunraku-style puppetry theater production performed by five puppeteers with an original score. Frank is an office worker living in New York in the early 1980s who is obsessed with cleanliness and order. Plagued by the pigeons in the park, Frank starts to believe they are plotting against him. A darkly comedic yet heartfelt adventure, The Pigeoning spins articulate puppetry, live music, video and lo-fi special effects into an epic tale about obsessive compulsion and the illusion of safety and control in the context of the end of the world. Awarded the 2014 Arlyn Award for “Outstanding Design in Puppet Theater” and supported by the Henson Foundation, The Pigeoning takes a look at the divide between man and nature at a time when listening to the animals may be our best bet… The performance is 60 minutes. OZ Arts will host a Q&A following the February 16 performance. “Frohardt’s beautifully realized work fully absorbs the audience from the start.” -Time Out New York February 16 & 17 at 7 pm.