Alex & Olmsted (creators of the Jim Henson Foundation Grant awarded Milo the Magnificent) return to Theatre Project with the world premiere of Marooned!April 26 – May 5.At the outer reaches of space, an astronaut crashes on an uncharted planet and has to face strange creatures, anomalous atmosphere, and isolation with only her Autonomous Task Assistant (ATA) to help her survive.
More About Marooned!:
Marooned! is a show about an astronaut and her Autonomous Task Assistant (ATA). ATA, and the other creatures & environment, will all be created through 3-dimensional puppets, shadow puppets, and live projections of dioramas. It’s a comedy. It has themes of isolation, ingenuity, survival, friendship, and modular mechanical design. The design is closer to vintage-pulp sci-fi rather than modern-realistic NASA. Another feeling that we’re interested in conveying: the shock of realizing you’ve just locked yourself out of your house in the middle of the night. But, on a cosmic scale.
What inspired Marooned!:
A love of science fiction and the unknown.
What audiences can expect from the performance:
It will be filled with physical comedy, magic, and wonder. And it’s for all ages.
About Alex & Olmsted
Alex & Olmsted (Alex Vernon and Sarah Olmsted Thomas)have been making puppets together since 2010. In recent years, they have performed at the international Puppet Festival Chuncheon in South Korea, the Festival de Casteliers in Montréal, Symphony Space and LaMaMa in New York City, The Puppeteers of America Festival, and two National Puppet Slams. Milo the Magnificent was awarded a 2017 Jim Henson Foundation Grant, a Greenbelt Community Foundation Grant, and received an excellent hit in the New York Times. Alex & Olmsted are resident artists at Baltimore Theatre Project. They are also proud company members of Happenstance Theater with whom they have created 10 productions since 2012.
April 26 – May 5
April 26 @ 8pm
April 27 @ 3pm & 8pm
April 28 @ 3pm
May 2 @ 8pm (Pay-What-You-Can)
May 3 @ 8pm
May 4 @ 3pm & 8pm
May 5 @ 3pm
General Admission – $20
Students/Seniors/Artists/Military – $15
May 2 – ‘Pay-What-You-Can’
Box Office: 410-752-8558
Ticket Link: http://www.theatreproject.org/marooned