In the world of marionettes, everything is smaller. The sets, the costumes, the players--everything, that is, except the characters.
Provenance, Ronnie Burkett's newest production since his acclaimed Happy took the stage in 2000, follows Pity Beane, a young, naÃ¯ve Canadian art student. After becoming obsessed with Tender, a mysterious boy whose portrait catches her eye, she undergoes a search that explores the nature of beauty. This search leads her to the unlikeliest of settings: a Vienna brothel.