SAGA is a theatrical puppet show by the award-winning American/Norwegian company Wakka Wakka. The show features 30 puppets, ranging from 3 inches to 10 feet, portrayed by an international cast of puppeteers from Iceland, Norway, Ireland and the US, and will run from March 7 to April 14 at Baruch Performing Arts Center.
Iceland. Family. Crisis.
Gunnar Oddmunson’s life is in ruins. He is standing alone with a shovel in his hands, wondering how it all went wrong. He was feeling lucky, successful, and had big dreams for the future before the Icelandic economy collapsed, setting a new world record in national bankruptcy. Now he dreams only of justice. When his family abandons him and the bank takes his house and car, Gunnar’s ancient Norse desire for blood revenge awakens. The battle has begun…
Wakka Wakka’s most recent works include the theatrical puppet pieces “The Death of Little Ibsen,” “FABRIK: The Legend of Moritz Rabinowitz,” and “Baby Universe
SAGA will run March 7-April 14, 2013, Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm & 7pm. Performances are at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, located in Manhattan at 55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues).
Tickets are $35 for adults ($30 for students and seniors) and can be purchased at the box office, by calling 212-352-3101, or online at www.wakkawakka.org
An original piece of puppet theatre by Wakka Wakka
Co-produced by Figurteatret i Nordland