Tree Pop

(Seen Unseen & The Real Unreal)

by Lake Simons and John Dyer

An imaginative Pageant Amongst The Pines- An Ode To Friends That Leave & Objects That Speak.

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Presented by the Hip Pocket Theatre

July 10, 2015 - August 2, 2015
Friday - Sunday

Gates open at 7 PM
Curtain at 9 PM
NO LATE SEATING


  
Created collaboratively with the cast (past and present) - CB Goodman, Yoko you, Justin Perkins, Rachael Shane, Kiyoko Kashiwagi, Frieda Austin, Brian Cook, Christina Cranshaw, Allen Dean, Jeff Stanfield and Caroline Watson.

Performed by:
Frieda Austin
Brian Welton Cook
Christina Cranshaw
Allen Dean
Lake Simons
Jeff Stanfield
Caroline M. Watson

  

Cast of Characters

Train Conductor


Old Poet
Bird Watcher
Creature


Tree Doctor

Christina Cranshaw
Allen Dean
Brian Welton Cook
Christina Cranshaw
Lake Simons
Lake Simons
Jeff Stanfield
Frieda Austin
Caroline M. Watson
  

Directors Note:

Tree Pop came into being when I realized I needed to make a show for my dear friend Bobby who passed away a few years ago. There is no dialogue and only the suggestion of plot. It’s a meditation on and an exploration of play, memory, passing, and the life of objects. It started as a few images that popped into my mind and has developed into what you will see. I have tried to make a show that would make Bobby smile and wonder. I hope you enjoy it. Welcome to our forest - Christmas Tree Village.

Special Thanks:

Barbara and Paul Grunde, Nina Grunde Bonifacio, Rachael Shane, CB Goodman, Robin Frohardt, Matt Groff, Cap21, Theatreworks USA, Chris Pelham, Center for Remembering and Sharing, Gracey Tune, Arts Fifth Avenue, the Jim Henson Foundation, Materials for the Arts, Dixon Place, Rebo Hill, JoAnn Gracey, Adam Adams, Bob Gracey, Andrew Gracey, Michael Pettigrew, Peggy Bott Kirby, Robert Bourdage, Diane and Johnny Simons, and Hip Pocket Theatre.

This production has been made possible with a generous donation from Adam Adams.

Tree Pop is for Bobby Bethea - I really miss you. And to Robby Anton - for his continued inspiration.

Tree Pop was first developed at The Freight in Cambridge, NY August 2014 and further developed by a Seed Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation with a work-in-progress showing at Puppet Blok at Dixon Place, June 3, 2015.

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