Wednesday, July 20 @ 3:00PM (recommended for ages 5 & up)
Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets presents Migration
In this sequel to Animalia, Hobey Ford returns to the natural world of animals to explore the wonders of migration through the story of a Mexican girl named Beatriz and her own migration to the United States. The story of Beatriz’ journey is juxtaposed with the stories of other animals that migrate; Monarch Butterflies, Polar Bears, the Godwit Bird and the Sperm Whale. The puppets in Migration are Hobey’s original “Foamies,” carved foam rod puppets. These extremely realistic puppets are performed behind a thin circular theatrical scrim onto which is projected Hobey’s original artwork. The scenes are animated to take the audience along on the journey of these incredible creatures. The puppets appear to be performing within the video projections. Hobey performs this production in full view in his role as storyteller, puppeteer and animator creating a seamless and almost hypnotic dance between the puppeteer, puppets and original artistic scenery. A gorgeous production with a touching story of hope and change, this is a performance that will thrill!