Puppet State Theatre (Scotland)
The Man Who Planted Trees
Tue, May 3, 2011, 12 am–11:59 pm
Hear the wind, feel the rain, and smell the lavender in this multi-sensory environmental theater work. The Man Who Planted Trees blends comedy and puppetry to tell the story of a French shepherd and his faithful dog, who over the course of 40 years, plant a forest one seed at a time in a treeless valley. The story unfolds against a backdrop of a tumultuous span in world history: 1910-1950. This adaptation of Jean Giono’s beloved fable earned Scotland’s Puppet State Theatre the 2007 United Kingdom Eco Prize for Creativity. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
Presented by Chicago Humanities Festival in partnership with MCA, Chicago
This performance is presented through arrangements made by Holden & Arts Associates, Austin, TX.