"little world" at Lee Center
Developed from an original design and puppets by Carol Wolfe Clay
Written and directed by Ki Gottberg
In 2007, Clay’s teenage son became quadriplegic in a high school wrestling accident. Six weeks later Gottberg’s 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with stage 3B cancer. Inexplicably, they found themselves living on the same floor in different wards at Children’s Hospital, lost in the deep and complicated processes of grief. Four years later, Clay and Gottberg teamed up to create a whimsical, funny, and illuminating theater piece out of a part of the traumatic experience, the part having to do with grief. Highlighting their shared interest in new ways of making theatre, the generative process began with Clay creating a “little world,” a dynamic set full of handmade puppets; Gottberg then wrote a play inspired by this physical world and reflective of their shared experiences; and now, this “little world” comes to life…
…A woman creates and retreats to a little world of her own… a safe place where she can hide from all that is cruel. But this new world conjures up characters who emerge playfully, yet ultimately confront and challenge her. Featuring actors Suzy Hunt, Kate Wisniewski, Cecelia Frye and Jena Cane, this production is one hour in length and is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code. (Not suitable for children under 10.)
“little world” is supported by a Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs CityArtist Projects 2011 grant.
Preview Oct. 6, 8 p.m.
Oct. 7-8, 8 p.m.
Oct. 12-15, 8 p.m.
Oct. 19-22, 8 p.m.
Oct. 26-29, 8 p.m.
Oct. 16 and 23, 4 p.m.
Admission is a suggested donation of $15. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/202323, or in-person at the Lee Center Box Office, 900 12th Avenue.