Growing Up Linda was an ensemble actor-puppetry performance in which a woman who believes she’s the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past.
A giggly grinning ice cream cake flies Linda off to Planet Birthday, where she is briefly happy and loved. Moments later, Linda stares in horror as a piece of her new friend is cut and served to her on a plate. Its sugary severed mouth hisses up at her, “You let them kill me!” So begins fictitious ice cream heiress Linda Carvel’s long troubled relationship with food, as told in a psychedelic puppet fantasia by Marsian De Lellis. (More)Lynn Jeffries, Puppetry International
During its Edinburgh run, The Scotsman distinguished Growing Up Linda as “colorful, elaborate” and “nightmarish”. (More Press)
Written, designed and directed by Marsian De Lellis, written with P.J. McWhiskers and Joel Egger, Scenic Design: Juliana de Abreau, Costume Design: Rachel Weir, Lighting Design: Brandon Sterling Baker, Sound Design: E M Giminez, Kari Rae Seekons, Video Design: Roz Fulton, Technical Director: Jeff Arbuckle, Properties: Merrianne Nedreberg, Pop-Ups: EuGean Seo (Read More)