This week the Puppet Lab features work by Eva Adderley (right) and Oanh Vu (left). Bruce Silcox


Puppet Lab: Week 2

Daily from Jan. 17-18
7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19
2:30 p.m.
Cabaret, Festivals, Theater

Puppet Lab has returned, this time in a new home. The emerging arts incubator program, organized by Alison Heimstead, was formerly housed at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. Now Heimstead brings the innovative project to Open Eye Figure Theatre. This week, artists Eva Adderley and Oanh Vu will share their work. Adderley’s piece, The Deer Child, tells the story of a young animal lover who befriends a magical deer. Vu’s Phantom Loss uses tabletop and shadow puppetry to explore grief and intergenerational trauma through the eyes of a young girl who is trying to communicate with her ancestors. Discover all the places puppetry can take you at this boundary-pushing festival. 13+.