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Manual Cinema

Flynn Center presents

Manual Cinema Ada/Ava

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  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:30 PM

$15-$38

“Theatrical magic . . . astounding.” —New Yorker

Intricate shadow puppetry, a sophisticated narrative, and an emotional live score tell the tale of twin sisters Ada and Ava. Ava, mourning the loss of Ada, marks her solitary time in the patterns of a life built for two. Exploring themes of duality and purpose, the story finds Ava in a traveling carnival’s mirror maze, facing the liminal threshold of life and death. The boundary-bending Chicagoans of Manual Cinema use analog media—overhead projectors, cardboard cutouts—to create a contemporary storytelling style as audiences see the performers literally construct the narrative as it unfolds above them.

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Programming is supported by endowments initiated through challenge grants from the Ford, Argosy, and Doris Duke Charitable foundations and matched by generous support from the community. Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.

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