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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.


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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