From May 21-24, 2009, I was a puppeteer, puppet fabricator, and kinegram designer for Janie Geiser’s peepshow/diorama performance, Reptile Under the Flowers at the The Foshay Masonic Lodge in Culver City, Los Angeles. The 45 performances for small groups over the course of 4 days were co-presented by Automata and the Museum of Jurassic Technology.
From the invite:
The Museum of Jurassic Technology
in collaboration with Automata
presents the premiere of
The Reptile Under the Flowers
A peepshow/diorama performance
Conceived, Directed and Designed by Janie Geiser
Music Composed by Valerie Opielski
Lighting Design by Brandon Stirling-Baker
Sound Design by Yun Ho
Puppet Costume Designs by Sarah Brown and Yelena Zhelezov
Performed by: Baxley Andresen, Danielle Ash, Kristy Baltezore, Marsian DeLellis, Janie Geiser, Leila Ghaznavi, Francisco Martinez, Moira MacDonald, Edward Rowley, Eli Presser, Katie Shook, Catherine Strecker, and Yelena Zhelezov
May 21-24, 2009
Performances nightly; additional matinee performances May 23 and 24
The Foshay Masonic Lodge
9365 Venice Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
To purchase tickets:
General Admission: $15
Child under 14 $ 6
This is a walk-through performance; viewing time is about one hour.
Performance entrance times (this will be reflected in your ticket/reservation):
Thurs May 21 7:30 pm, 7:45 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:15 pm, 8:30 pm, 8:45 pm, 9:00 pm
Fri May 22 7:30 pm, 7:45 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:15 pm, 8:30 pm, 8:45 pm, 9:00 pm
Sat May 23 2:00 pm, 2:15 pm, 2:30 pm, 2:45 pm,3:00 pm, 3:15 pm, 3:30 pm,
3:45 pm, 3:00 pm
Sat May 23 7:30 pm, 7:45 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:15 pm, 8:30 pm, 8:45 pm, 9:00 pm
Sun May 24 2:00 pm, 2:15 pm, 2:30 pm, 2:45 pm,3:00 pm, 3:15 pm, 3:30 pm,
3:45 pm, 3:00 pm
Sun May 24 7:30 pm, 7:45 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:15 pm, 8:30 pm, 8:45 pm, 9:00 pm
for map and directions:
Advance tickets strongly suggested.
Tickets will be sold for specific entrance times, as the audience will enter and travel through the performance in groups of 8 people every 15 minutes. For instance, for the opening night, tickets will indicate entrance times at 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, and so on. The duration of the full performance is about an hour.
If you wish to enter with a specific group of people, please try to purchase tickets at the same time slot, or in an adjoining time slot.
Children over 10 who are accompanied by an adult are welcome. Please use your discretion when deciding whether to bring a younger child, as their patience may be tested by the pace (slow) and atmosphere of the performance.
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Holly Willis writes about The Reptile Under the Flower’s in this week’s Blur+Sharpen:
The Reptile Under the Flowers is funded, in part, through grants from The Jim Henson Foundation and the Durfee Foundations ARC Fund.