Do you like Irish myths? Magic? Goddesses? PUPPETS? If not, I don’t think we can be friends anymore. If, however, you do, and are in New York City this Friday or Saturday, you can see all of the above at Manhattan Theatre Source’s premiere of The Map of Lost Things. From the program:
Eight old Irish stories spark off stone and unfurl. Children turned into swans, salmon turned into philosophers, a sea of sadness and the music of things happening….
There are some amazing retellings—and in some cases, re-imaginings—of Irish myths woven into a modern framework, with stunning puppetry and great live music. Lír abandons his beloved crossword puzzles when his children are turned into swans; Niamh Chinn Óir begs Oisín to go to 80’s night at the Tír Na nÓg disco; and Cuchulain and Ferdia are more than just foster-brothers. What could be better?
I can tell you!
I made dress for a war-goddess out of garbage bags and broken bits of umbrella (and copious amounts of duct tape). Also, Megan Messinger, Tor.com’s very own everything, choreographed a fight with hurley sticks. Wanna see? Then go to the show!
Tá Nina Lourie ina cónai i Nua-Eabhrac agus is maith lei ceol agus puipéid.