In 1785, two unlikely companions, Dr. Jeffries and M. Blanchard, lifted off from the cliffs of Dover in an experimental hydrogen balloon. Their search for continental soil descends into calamity as a feathered foe orchestrates a cunning attack to sink the men into the breakers below. This short shadow play pays homage to Buster Keaton and the art of the silent comedy cinema.
This is a live performance at the Caspary Auditorium at The Rockefeller University on Tuesday 17th January 2012. The play was developed through the Puppet Lab 2010-2011, based at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn supported by The Jim Henson Foundation.
Created by Tom McDonagh
Puppet Design by Kate Leitch
Lighting by Roman Corfas
Puppeteering by Donovan Ventimiglia, Kate Leitch and Tom McDonagh
Filmed by Dylan Steinberg