Figures of Speech Theatre

The New Victory Theater
September 12-15

Performed by Carol Farrell, Andrea Goodman, John Farrell and Annegret Baier
Directed by John Farrell and Michael Rafkin
Puppets, Scenery and Costumes by Carol Farrell and John Farrell
Vocal Compositions by Andrea Goodman
Percussion Compositions by Annegret Baier
Lighting Design by Stoney Cook
Scene Painting by Patrice Griffin
Special thanks to Heather Slosar for her artistic contributions

A touring company since 1982, FIGURES OF SPEECH THEATRE has been enthusiastically received by audiences from Caribou, Maine to Tokyo, Japan. Figures of Speech Theater is featured on touring rosters of the Maine Arts Commission and the New England Foundation for the Arts, which has allowed them to present hundreds of performances, residencies and workshops in K-12 schools, libraries and art centers, as well as on college and university campuses throughout New England. Presenters of their work have included the Smithsonian Institute, Festival Theater in Sofia, Bulgaria, Internationalen Puppentage in Austria, the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, Baltimore╣s Theater Project and EXPO ╣86 Vancouver. The company has toured Japan twice under the auspices of Hitomi-za Theatre. In 1986 Figures of Speech Theatre was awarded the coveted UNIMA Citation of Excellence, the highest award in North American puppet theater, for its production of Anerca. In 1989 the company won a second UNIMA Citation for Cupid and Psyche, while performing at the National Puppetry Festival. The Nightingale is the company╣s sixth production.