Giant Processional Puppet Show a Family Affair
Get ready to embark on a special journey in ‘Hero,’ an original, outdoor giant puppet show based on Joseph Campbell’s theory of the hero’s journey. The audience will be the hero of the story as they travel through unknown lands to find the truth guided by a storyteller.
Puppets in the show were built by Bennington College students, community members and middle school students at Highland Hall School; the show was written and designed by Bennington College student Sarah Goone, whose goal in building the show, a culmination of her senior year, was to bridge the gap between the college and the community and allow participants of all ages to get involved in producing a magical and celebratory performance that shows off the campus and joins people together in an imaginative communal experience.
‘Hero’ will take place at Bennington College on Saturday, May 28, at 2:30 p.m. It will begin in front of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) building on campus, and end on the Commons lawn. The show will involve a good amount of walking, and last for approximately an hour and a half. The event is free, and no reservations are necessary. Goone says she is incredibly grateful to everyone who helped made the show possible, and can’t wait to share it on the College’s beautiful campus at 1 College Drive in Bennington. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.