Talk about a lot of “talent on the stage” hitting Burley over this upcoming few weeks! This show is something that is seriously larger than life. When we were backstage for Joseph and the blah blah blah Dreamcoat, we were surrounding by these puppets that were towering 20 ft. above us. They really got me interested in what Mr. Call was doing with this upcoming production and with opening night right around the corner, it’s time to get the word out to the community so that you can show your support.
Burley High School Drama Department’s Children Production of Issun Boshi (“Little One Inch”) is the Japanese tale of Tom Thumb and opens February 23rd 2010. Directed by Richard B. Call, the production will run Feb. 23, 24, 25, 26 in the KFAC at BHS. Curtain time is 7:00PM for all performances with additional 1:00PM matinee performances for our local elementary schools on Feb. 23rd and 24th.
Tickets are $5.00 and available at the door of each performance.
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This is a little snippet about the show that was generously sent to me by the wonderful Giselle Call.
The Burley High School Drama Department with director Richard B. Call, are very excited to announce their next production, Issun Boshi, a Japanese children’s production with large-scale puppets depicting the tale of Tom Thumb, a story of how a very tiny soul can have a really big impact. The puppets in this production are not the ordinary sort of puppet. All the puppeteers are in full view of the audience and the puppets range from the littlest Issun, a small puppet operated by the actor who plays big Issun, to the gigantic, over twenty feet tall and fifteen feet wide, samurai operated by up to eight actors. The production also features a wasp, rat, fish and kappa – a water spirit – all large-scale. The magic these extraordinary puppets bring to stage is truly something special that the BHS Drama Department would like to share with the community.
Here is a video from KMVT running a report on the event. Gives you a great idea about what to expect.