As the honored guest, invited by the artists themselves, I was given a front row, center seat and a backstage pass.Their production was a highly sophisticated, technical masterpiece consisiting of one sheet hung over two chairs, a stool between the chairs upon which the animals could cavort, and a lamp in the background for illumination. The light shining correctly on the back of their scrim created the shadows.
Okay, so maybe NatureWithMe Players is not on the level of these guys, but I found the performance beautifully moving and quite satisfactory. Once I solve my firewire to USB adaptor problem, I will upload the video clip. If you like, you can make a shadow puppet theatre of your own. During the creation of this post, I found out that a professional travelling shadow theatre troupe will be performing close enough for us to attend later this month. Yay!
Happy Thespian Pursuits!