The Medium

Enter the world of Madame Flora. With the help of her daughter Monica, and a mute boy, Toby, Madame Flora fleeces her customers by performing fake séances. During one of these séances, Madame Flora feels someone–or something–grab her throat. Could it be an angry spirit? Was it Toby? Or was it all in her imagination?

For the séance scene, I built a magic lantern out of cardboard which projects shadow puppets from acetate slides. Three of the slides are ghostly photographs. The longer slide is a hand-drawn fairy tale about a mute dwarf saving a princess from an evil witch.

Puppetry design:

Myra Su

Venue:

Collaboraction Pentagon Theater on Oct 24 – Nov 2, 2014
(Chicago IL)


'The Medium' PosterFULL CAST AND STAFF

Scored by: Gian Carlo Menotti

Directed by: Rose Freeman

Musical Director: Jason Carlson

Set & props design: Jimmy Jagos

Lighting design: Julian Pike

Costume design: Stefanie Johnsen

Stage manager: Sarah Collonge

Puppet design: Myra Su

Fight Choreographer: Will Bennett

Assistant Director: Kathryn Satoh

Cast: Amanda Runge/Rena Ahmed, Caroline Wright/Angela Born, Will Green, Mary Lutz Govertson, Christopher Skyles, Adrianne Blanks

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