On Thursday, March 23, the Redfern will be hosting Made in China, a puppet show put on by Wakka Wakka Productions.
Wakka Wakka Productions, founded over 15 years ago, is a theatre company based out of New York City.
According to their website, their “mission is to push the boundaries of the imagination by creating works that are bold, unique and unpredictable.”
Made in China encompasses a few types of art, including the use of numerous puppets, live music and video. The puppets range in size and shape, from a woman to a talking telephone.
According to DC Theatre Scene, Made in China follows the story of Mary, a middle-aged woman who encounters a note from a Chinese prison factory prisoner.
Soon, Mary discovers that a majority of the objects in her house are from China when her plunger begins to talk to her.
Eventually, “Mary and her neighbor get sucked down her toilet and wind up in the People’s Republic of China, where a dragon eats them.”
“Inspired by true events, MADE IN CHINA will delve into questions of greed, capitalism, ethical manufacturing, secrecy, paranoia, and perceived/projected realities. Through the relationship that develops between the two main characters, the piece will confront our own complicity as individuals in today’s global network of supply and demand,” per hensonfoundation.org, who gave a $2,000 grant to the production.
On their website, the Redfern recommends that the play is for individuals ages 16 and up. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $5 for Keene State College students, with an ID.
Alexandria Saurman can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org