Thursday / October 6, 2016 / 8 p.m.
Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, Ada marks time in the patterns of a life built for two, until a mirror maze initiates a journey across the thresholds of life and death. “This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” hails The New York Times. True to its name, Manual Cinema brings handspun cinema to life in real time using intimate, unassuming technologies. With vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, actors, live-feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and an onstage music ensemble, Manual Cinema creates cinematic wonderment imbued with immediacy, ingenuity, and theatricality—all within audience view.
Ada/Ava was a highlight of the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. Read what The Guardian had to say about it.
This engagement of Manual Cinema is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.