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Sandglass Theater

Flynn Center presents

Sandglass Theater Babylon

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  • Friday, January 12, 2018, 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018, 8:00 PM

$35

“The magic is born of gesture, from the movement of these dolls, as if they were animated, with the real breath of life.” —Le Courrier

Using puppetry to relate the ongoing global refugee crisis, Babylon tells seven refugees’ stories through songs that blend actual testimony with unreal figures. Puppets represent refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, El Salvador, and Burundi as the ancient city of Babylon, in present-day Iraq, becomes a metaphor for the destabilization leading the crisis. Working with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, Babylon questions how we understand and respond to the conflicts that exist within the countries refugees flee, as well as those in which they seek sanctuary.

Presented in association with the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity, and Multicultural Affairs through the UVM President’s Initiative for Diversity.

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