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world premiere shadow puppet play

adapted and directed by Chandler Hubbard

Sat, April 2

SOLD OUT 3pm - 4pm FREE Shadow Theater WORKSHOP

SOLD OUT 5:30pm - 6:30pm Performance of THE MINOTAUR

SOLD OUT 7:30pm - 8:30pm Performance of THE MINOTAUR

Tickets $5

There are no more open slots for the 3pm workshop.

We'll start a waiting list 1/2 hour before the 5:30pm and 7:30pm performances. You must be physically present at Firehouse to get on the list. We can't guarantee it, but we will do our best to get everyone in to see the performance  

Rumput premieres a collaborative shadow play performance of the Minotaur myth, reimagined by RVA playwright Chandler Hubbard, with an original score composed by Danis Sugiyanto (Java) played live by Rumput, with artwork and puppets designed by Yuda Putra (Bali).


Prior to the evening performances Rumput will host a free, all-ages workshop on shadow theater. The workshop is conducted by Edward Breitner and will cover paper shadow puppets – how they work and how they’re made. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the puppets. Make sure to wear clothing for moving around. This workshop is neurodiverse and disability friendly. Breitner studied Indonesian shadow theatre at Institut Seni Indonesia in Surakarta, Central Java. They are currently a puppetry instructor at the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC) and a puppeteer with Limp Wrist Puppetry.


This project has been made possible by a grant from the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Richmond. 


We're requiring all audience members to be fully vaccinated and to wear face masks in Firehouse

about RUMPUT

Based in RVA, Rumput performs innovative stringband music and shadow theater. They often collaborate with their teachers in Indonesia where they studied kroncong (Indonesian stringband music) and wayang kulit (shadow theatre).

Rumput has won awards at the Cliff Top Old Time Festival in West Virginia and the Richmond International Film Festival. They're performed at the Smithsonian Institution and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, and at many universities music and theater venues along the American east coast, and internationally including tours and residencies in Java in 2017 and 2018, performing with local artists at each stop and collaborating with guest artistic director Danis Sugiyanto.

Supported by the University of Richmond Bonner Center for Civic Engagement

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