PuppeTree brings a marionette show, Some Some Stories
PuppeTree, made up of Anvitha Prakash, Sharada Murthy, Sindhu Bhaskaram and Anup Simha, hopes to revive the ancient art of puppetry in this digital age of animation and CGI. Their new show, Some Some Story, has a modern theme but is told through the medium of puppets. “Although there are many puppet troupes in the country, they usually do mythological or folk productions. But we at PuppeTree, prefer doing contemporary shows,” explains Sharada, who is their marketing head and media coordinator. The production features about eight of PuppeTree’s wood and fibre puppets that are all handmade and hand-painted. Each puppet takes about one month to make, from the design process to painting and finishing touches.
The hour-long production presents two stories. The Story of Thatha is about the relationship between man and nature. It touches upon themes of survival and happiness with the character of Thatha, a pet-loving old man. The other segment is The Story of Tori, which deals with technology. “We discuss technology and mobile phone addiction among children,” she explains. The group has been working on this production for three months.
July 16, 12 noon. At Atta Galatta, Koramangala. Tickets (Rs 250) on bookmyshow.com