La MaMa in association with Concrete Temple Theatre and Bridge Street Theatre presents
Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities
Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 2 PM – 3 PM EDT; to join this live event, go to http://lamama.org/gepetto/
We are deeply honored at this time to be able to present a live streamed performance of Geppetto!
Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities is a tale of resilience, adaptation and ingenuity that tells the story of puppet-maker Geppetto, who is attempting to perform — all by himself for the first time ever — the grand mythical love story of Perseus, who slays a sea monster to save his beloved Andromeda. During the show things begin to go haywire, and Geppetto finds himself desperately improvising to overcome the challenges of performing solo while at the same time scrambling to devise new story lines, new characters, and even new limbs.
Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities was inspired by a NPR story on Hugh Herr, whose legs were amputated after a climbing accident and who now designs technologically advanced artificial limbs.
“The play focuses on a longing for magic, a wish for a transformative power…A compelling performance, enhanced by haunting cello music…It celebrates human ingenuity.” – New York Times
“It’s romantic in an old-fashioned way…lovely music…Carlo Adinolfi’s performance is charming.” – New YorkerWe dedicate this performance to anyone who has lost a loved one during the Covid-19 pandemic.