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Old Paper Houses

Old Paper Houses
Created by Piehole
with texts by Bernadette Meyer

Directed by Tara Ahmadinejad


In New England the winter is five months long, everybody eats beans, and everything's buried under six feet of snow. Moving from dreary 1970s New England to an 1840s Transcendental utopia and beyond, a group of wavering idealists search for meaning and purpose in all the wrong places. Combining paper dioramas, ecstatic small-town parades, live-feed projection, and poetry by Bernadette Mayer, Old Paper Houses cycles through faith and doubt to ask: how do we continue to find things to believe in, even when it's really, really cold?

Created and Performed By :

Benoit Johnson Emilie Soffe
Miranda Kahn Daniel Sterba  
Allison LaPlatney Jeff Wood  
Alexandra Panzer    
in collaboration with writer Jessie Renee Hopkins
and with contributions by Kathryn Wallem

Production Team:

Producers Meg Kelly
  Alexandra Lalonde
Dramaturg Elliot B. Quick
Original Compositions Jason Sigal
Scenic Designer Kristen Robinson
Costume Designer Nikki Delhomme
Lighting Designer Dan Stearns
Sound Designer Michael Costagliola
Video Designer Paul Piekarz
Stage Manager Caroline Watters

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity Association

The Connelly
220 E. 4th Street

March 26-29, 2014

$15 General Admission/$5 Seniors

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3/26 Wednesday @ 8:00pm
3/27 Thursday @ 8:00pm
3/28 Friday @ 8:00pm
3/29 Saturday @ 3:00pm
3/29 Saturday @ 8:00pm


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