The Pomology of Sweetness and Light – NYC

by angeliska on March 23, 2010

Attention New York! An amazing show is headed your
way, and you absolutely must not miss it. Trust me.
Go see this incredible piece of work, and help spread the word!
The Pomology of Sweetness and Light at Manhattan’s Theater for the New City

“New Orleans’ own “The Black Forest Fancies” are bringing
their latest work in puppet innovation to New York City.
“The Pomology of Sweetness and Light” is a large scale puppet operetta
that involves an interdisciplinary collaboration with the fields of stop-motion
animation and dance. We follow the tale of Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman,
an American folk hero whose wholesome identity is complicated by
the little-known fact of his thwarted engagement to a ten year old girl.
Legend has it Chapman ended the engagement when he saw the girl
flirt with a boy her own age… Our story is told from the child bride’s perspective.
Her understanding of the world and Chapman’s philosophy are expressed
through puppet craft and acrobatics. Our puppets range in size from 4 to 10 ft.
This is a story of exceptional beings, inspired by the journey of the apple on the frontier.
Onto the backdrop of the American Eden, we graft the figures of Dionysus and Snow White,
of St. Lydwina and the Big Bad Wolf. We put these fables into conversation to tell a story
of misfits seeking their place in the new world. Through a juxtaposition of scenes from
our collective folklore, we seek to create newly meaningful hybrids and revive a story of forgotten love.
The Black Forest Fancies
will present
The Pomology of Sweetness and Light
at Manhattan’s Theater for the New City
155 1st Ave between 9th and 10th St.
Thurs March 25th, Fri the 26th, and Sat the 27th at 8pm
Sun the 28th at 3pm
Thurs April 1st, Fri the 2nd, and Sat the 3rd at 8pm
Sun the 4th at 3pm
tickets are $20 – $15 students, seniors and groups of 5+
tickets are available at
and by phone at:
this tour is funded in part by a grant from The Jim Henson Foundation
Spread the word! Please forward this to everyone you know!
love always,
The Black Forest Fancies

One comment

This looks absolutely stunning!!! Oh I wish I was not on the complete opposite coast so I could see this show!

by Laura on March 23, 2010 at 8:42 pm. Reply #

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