Madcap Puppet Theatre performs “The Firebird” with shadow puppets
ARTSX WRAPPED UP IN A WORLD OF MAKE BELIEVE
“Make. Believe.” is the theme of the 13th annual ArtsX, a free, family-fun event that showcases the art, music and acting talents of Bowling Green State University students, faculty, alumni and staff. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 2) in the Wolfe Center for the Arts and the Fine Arts Center.
This year’s event features a shadow puppet production of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Firebird,” presented by Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre, based in Cincinnati. Madcap’s associate artistic director is BGSU alumna Mel Hatch Douglas, who, with three of her colleagues, will present shows at 5:30 and 7 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolfe Center.
“Madcap’s style is unique and fun for everyone,” Douglas said. “Firebird uses a combination of actors and puppets in a colorful rendition of Stravinsky’s 28-minute piece.”