Presented by The Giddy Round Theatre Company (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Arizona, USA)
Premiere?: Pittsburgh Premiere
In this solo performance adapted from Shakespeare's Richard II actor Owen Corey uses surprising, kinetic body puppetry, and a host of voices and characterizations, to explore a tale of isolation, civil dislocation, political upheaval, and a King's fall from power.
Runtime: 60 minutes.
Show Creator(s): Puppet Direction by Essie Windham. Directed by Matthew Windham. Adapted from Shakespeare by Owen Corey & Matthew Windham.
About the Performer(s):
The Giddy Round creates New Works adapted from Shakespeare and other classic writers, investing those texts with new life and contemporary relevance.
As a U.S. transnational Artist Collective with multidisciplinary roots, a puppet-forward aesthetic, and a globalist-humanist ethos, our influences and techniques are myriad, and our ears always attuned to new ideas.
This Little World: A Solo Performance Adapted From Shakespeare's Richard II is performed by actor/puppeteer Owen Corey, a Philadelphia native, who co-wrote the adaptation. As well as appearing on many Philly-area stages, Owen is a director, teacher, and runs workshops for students ranging from middle school to college.
May 6, 2021, 7 p.m.
May 8, 2021, 8 p.m.
Streaming Type: Live
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Living Record Digital Arts Festival, UKCheck out what others are saying:
“A very impressive and innovative performance...”
“Playful. Thoughtful. Highly inventive.”
“Owen Corey gloriously plays Richard stressed to the edge of madness...”
“It is a clever adaption, highly watchable...but most of all the performance of Owen Corey grips the audience, and passes the hour very quickly and enjoyably.”
“A virtuoso performance! A true reflection of lockdown derangement...but also totally believable.”
“A timely adaptation, and a great example of how theatre can adapt to these strange times.”