On Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m., the Farnsworth invites you to see a free puppetry performance live at The Strand Theatre exploring the themes of love and trust, and the struggle to grow and change. Like an invisible thread connecting us with the people of ancient Greece, the story of Cupid and Psyche celebrates the human spirit in the best kind of tale: a love story with a happy ending.
Cupid and Psyche is Figures of Speech Theatre’s adaptation of the 2,000-year old Greek myth, told with actors, puppets, dance, and good humor. Since it won the coveted UNIMA Citation of Excellence, the highest award in American Puppet Theater, Cupid and Psyche has toured theaters, festivals and schools from Maine to California to Lima, Peru, including two extended runs at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Figures of Speech Theatre is a world-class performing group based in Freeport, Maine whose performances feature actors and puppets. They approach Cupid and Psyche with both respect and playful irreverence. The result is an entertaining collage of romance, drama and outrageous humor. Intricately carved three-foot tall puppets portray Psyche and Cupid, while the dynamic roles of Venus and Zeus are played by actors Carol Farrell and John Farrell.
Location: The Strand Theatre
Seating: limited to 350 people
Cost: free of charge