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Manual Cinema

Manual Cinema - The End Of TV

Saturday, June 24, 8 pm | Smith Theatre, Howard Community College

Manual Cinema

Manual Cinema

“This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…”
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Manual Cinema may be the most fascinating theater experience you will have in 2017!  Acted as a drama with lights, shadows, actors, cinematic techniques, live music, and puppets, The End of TV weaves together the stories of three women: a union factory worker, an aspiring filmmaker, and a QVC-style TV sales host.  Together, they tell a distinctly American tale that makes this one of the hottest theater tickets in cities around the world.

Manual Cinema is a performance collective, design studio, and film/ video production company founded in 2010 by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, Ben Kauffman, Julia Miller, and Kyle Vegter. This immersive theatrical experience combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music, creating a unique multi-media performance. Using vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and a live music ensemble, these artists take performance to new levels.  View the video below to see how they create performance magic.

Workshop:  June 25, 11 am, Howard Community College, Location To Be Announced | Registration: $10

Saturday, June 24, 8:00 pm
Smith Theatre, Horowitz Center at Howard Community College

Ticket Information:
Section A: $35 | Section A: Student/Senior/Military Discount $30
Section B: $25 | Section B: Student/Senior/Military Discount $20


Working in the Theatre: Manual Cinema

Discover how Manual Cinema performs its magic