The 5th Annual BareBones Halloween Extravaganza

Co-Directors: Alison Heimstead & Julian McFaul

October 30 & 31, 1998 · Lower Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis

A retelling of the Russian folktale of Baba Yaga and Vasalisa starring Cherie Anderson and Jazmin Hedges. Can the mere child Vasalisa rise to the challenges of the great witch Baba Yaga? Featuring a 25' tall magical, walking Chicken-Hut, a 100' Candy Dragon, a squadron of wicked, mirrored Bicycle Knights, and an hilarious company of Tricker-Treaters.

Cast and Crew: Amy Ballestad · Jessica Braun-Ferris · Shelley Chinander · Crystalline · Suzy Deak-Ridenour · Alison Heimstead (Co-Director) · Soozin Hirschmugl · Julian McFaul (Writer, Co-Director) · David Miller · Daniel Polnau · Sam Ridenour · Mark Safford · Douglas Saldana · Scabious · Jebediah Wilson

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  1. Judd on October 21, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    This was my first year with BB. I had just returned to the US after 2 years abroad, so I was squirming to adjust to life back “home” when Steve Moroukian asked me if I wanted to help out with a “shadow puppet show” for Halloween. That alone was interesting description enough for me to join. The shadows were just part of it, of course. The scale of everything was far beyond my simple image of a puppet show for this season.
    Best memories of this year: Trashing Alison Heimstad’s Great Whale Carcass (Sorry, Alison), flying the skeletal birds over the audience during Mark Rossow’s “The Endless Spiral.” Most of all, that 1st year with BB helped me get grounded back in MN with a new tribe of amazing folks.

  2. Mark Safford on March 1, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Big credit to Cherrie Anderson as the lead ,and Jasmine who together really brought powerful moments to the fore Eric Anderson for his beautiful cinamatic fear spell cast above and on the magical swans as they pecked themselves to ruin. To those who helped get the candy /harvest dragon together and prepped as the glorious audience swept into the deer pen and Julian’s candy hut that framed its reveal so well.Bike knights with their concerted choreography wove their own spell great moments and Sisters Camelot’s tremendous after pageant service .

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