Provenance

    
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March 25, 2004
  Puppetry asks: PDF files may take a moment to load

In Provenance, puppeteer Ronnie Burkett is faced with a complex task. Not only does he have to create an interesting story and believable characters, both through a powerful script and talented acting, but he has to do so through inanimate objects.

Given the subject matter, this is no easy task.

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March 18, 2004
  Marionettes and Viennese brothelsPDF files may take a moment to load

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, naïve 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.

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