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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Palehorse Productions

There have been many street performers in NYC. This small troupe, who describe themselves as a bizarre commedia dell'arte circus, was in fine form. I was particularly impressed by their costuming and staging - a lot of work, creativity and quite sophisticated for a nomadic street act. "Palehorse Productions is a close company of actors/dancers/craftsmen, who play the roles, build the sets, sew the costumes, and clean the mess: most of whom have been collaborating since childhood." The photos are from their current show which they describe as an original adaptation of FAUST, which steals from Goethe, Marlowe, and from the traditions of English morality plays, Eastern European and German puppet-FAUST farces and even PUNCH AND JUDY. Performed under the guise of Maestro Mephistopheles' Theatro-Zirkus-Show. The dialogue was quite snappy. I recommend checking their website for more information about the company, its productions and actors. And if you get a chance to see them, I recommend it ...

2 comments:

Saint Hellen said...

What lovely shots. I especially like the gentleman on the left who appears ready to deal with the devil.

Janet Rose said...

I saw Faust today and I thought it was brilliant. I am especially gratified that people as young as you are familiar with old forms of theater and are making an effort to keep them alive. I think it is very important to keep live theater alive and accessable to the public so that technology does not take over. It is also especially impoortant for people to continue to relate to each other and not just the tube. I sing accapella Irish music called Sean Nos. I would like to be a part of your theatrical venture if you take on new people. My name is Janet Wolfman and my email address is janovision@aol.com Anyhow BRAVO!!!!!