Jan–Jun 2022

2021 / 2022
date
production
location
ticketing
Feb 11
Fri

Frankenstein

Provo, UT
Pardoe Theatre, Brigham Young University
7:30pm–8:45pm

Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways as Manual Cinema presents its thrilling version of the classic Gothic tale Frankenstein. The Chicago-based performance collective imaginatively combines shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, sound effects, and live music in haunting shows like nothing else you’ve ever seen.   more info

Feb 15
Tue

Frankenstein

Gainesville, FL
Phillips Center, University of Florida
7:30pm–8:45pm

Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways as Manual Cinema presents its thrilling version of the classic Gothic tale Frankenstein. The Chicago-based performance collective imaginatively combines shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, sound effects, and live music in haunting shows like nothing else you’ve ever seen.   more info

Mar 19
Sat

The Magic City

Chicago, IL
Harris Theater
2 pm–3:15 pm

Manual Cinema has adapted Edith Nesbit’s 1910 novel “The Magic City” for a live, cinematic shadow puppet show. Using overhead projectors, paper shadow puppets, actors on camera and live music, Manual Cinema’s adaptation of The Magic City updates the novel with a modern retelling.  more info

May 03
Tue

Manual Cinema Presents: Leonardo! A Wonderful Show about A Terrible Monster

Fayetteville, AR
Walton Arts Center
7pm–8pm

Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just…isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get his chance to scare the tuna salad out of an unsuspecting human? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship? The plot thickens when this pair meets Kerry and Frankenthaler, an even scaredier-cat and her monster friend. Kerry and Sam will need to make a big decision: will they be friends or will they be controlled by their fears?  more info

Jun 04—Jun 26

Manual Cinema Presents: Leonardo! A Wonderful Show about A Terrible Monster

New York, NY
New Victory Theater

Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just…isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get his chance to scare the tuna salad out of an unsuspecting human? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship? The plot thickens when this pair meets Kerry and Frankenthaler, an even scaredier-cat and her monster friend. Kerry and Sam will need to make a big decision: will they be friends or will they be controlled by their fears?  more info

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