Barebones Halloween Fire Stilters 2004The Eleventh Annual BareBones Halloween Extravaganza

Co-directed by Maren Ward and Soozin Hirschmugl
October, 2004

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  1. Mark Safford on December 13, 2009 at 7:34 am

    This show was beautifully spun woven and cut of its moment . The stilt choreography pictured above was brilliant in its magnetic tempo. The audience coming through the trees to the river each with a candle was gorgeous in its warmth, as the folks willow the wisp-ed through the woods. Witnessed from the river on the sparking swan Boat, it was one of my favorite moments of all time. Enigmatic, Amber’s headless gents were well suited companions to the quaintsy skull maidens. Kevin Long’s brilliant performance on a boat, raised from the dead and rebuilt for the show ,and bent with Ambers sail to a true work of Art. The variety of giant spiders were captivating from Loren’s lightweight leaper to Mattie’s super spider, as was the Mordor styled cardboard tower of Babel by Johnny Quick and Sr. Cook. Much thanks to Brent for his heads up on fire that year as we on the fire breathing lion chariot were having perhaps too much fun. Rah’s enthusiasm at her ride,tricked out by Linsey, and an early incarnation of many flame wings to follow. A real credit to Suzan Hirshmugl in leadership, direction, and vision.

  2. Soozin on September 15, 2018 at 9:50 am

    This show was loosely birthed from the tale of the Norns from Norse Mythology,. The Norns were Weavers who show us our Past, Present, and Future via songs Operetta like weaving us into understanding. We were born of a fight between Fire and Ice and once born have fought to understand our existence. We make things we build our world we create towers and castles to fight over and in the end, we pull them down. IN the rubble we find ourselves as our souls separate from what once held them. We lift ourselves out of the shells of our being and we follow the Norns to cast our hopes for the future. This show was a combination of many peoples dreams and hopes part opera and visual pageant. All before the election of George Bush the 2nd. It was a wonderful mess and told a story and will forever hold a place in my heart. So thankful for co-directing with Maren Ward, Music by Jackie Beckey, and all of the amazing builders that helped maifest this dream… We did it on a budget of $7000 that year. There was no money for a poster or tabloid but, we did it and it spoke .

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