BLUE PLANET
By Andri Snær Magnason (Iceland)
Directed by Wm. Bullion*
February 13 – March 15, 2015 at DCASE Storefront Theater

Cast: Sarah Scanlon, Joshua Davis, Michael T. Downey, Moira Begale, Kim Boler, Mark Lancaster, Linsey Falls, Kirstin Franklin*, Beau Forbes, Deborah Craft, Tom McGrath and Amber Robinson
Production Team: Wm. Bullion*, Chad Eric Bergman*, Jim Moore, John Kelly, Kim Morris, Adam MacAleavey, Will Huff, Nicole Jordan, Krista Mickelson, John Morrison, Alan Weusthoff, and Phil Claudnic

*Denotes Akvavit Theatre company members at the time of production

Best friends Hulda and Brimir live a simple but ideal life on a planet much like Earth—populated only by children. When they meet an adult, the mysterious Jolly-Goodday, they are promised a life of greater joy and even more spectacular fun… but at what cost? The exuberance of Peter Pan mixed with an eco-conscious message, Blue Planet is a family-friendly and lively integrated theatrical experience using movement, puppetry, aerial dance and object work with traditional elements of storytelling.

 

"A funny and imaginative cautionary tale about our own embattled blue planet... Overflows with gentle irony and well-placed whimsy! ... Clever visual treats!" —Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune

"Blue Planet is out of this world! A stunning visual feast... whimsical and fanciful and amazing to watch ... Its message needs to be taken to the halls of Congress! Highly recommended." —Chicago Stage Standard

"Akvavit Theatre’s idiosyncratic, eco-conscious production features puppets, aerial arts, and gobs of wisdom!" —Chicago Reader

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