Saturday, December 29th: MILO THE MAGNIFICENT!
By Alex & Olmsted
Meet Milo, an aspiring magician! Using stunningly innovative puppetry, Milo presents a variety of magic tricks that don’t always go as planned. Recipient of a Jim Henson Foundation Grant. All ages are welcome.
Created and performed by Alex Vermon and Sarah Olmsted Thomas.
"Milo is a bit of a cardboard character, but you can’t blame him for that. He’s a puppet: specifically, a huge cutout fellow, whose arms, hands and feet belong to one of his creators, and whose changing facial expressions are recorded on flippable circular cards. The duo Alex & Olmsted — Alex Vernon and Sarah Olmsted Thomas — invented his world, which includes other puppets made of cleverly repurposed materials. Milo, appearing here as part of the Just Kidding series, aspires to be an illusionist, and while his tricks and experiments rarely work out as planned, children will still find them magical." - Laurel Graeber, The New York Times (Jan 5, 2018)