The Medicine Show

 

Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble offers a unique theatrical experience for the Halloween season with the presentation of "The Medicine Show," an original play using masks, drumming, song and dance that will be performed outdoors in a wooded field in Bowdoinham. The play opens October 13th and runs Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7pm through October 28th.

Drawing upon local Native American lore, The Medicine Show will transport audiences back in time and far from civilization to tell a harrowing story of heroism...

, sacrifice and redemption. Tormented by demons from his dreams, a young boy alone in the wilderness stumbles upon a traveling medicine show whose performers are all stricken by a mysterious malady. Believing their illness is caused by the same sinister figures of his nightmares, the boy battles these demons. By turns spooky and spiritual, The Medicine Show is “as memorable for its winking wit and raw beauty as for its mesmerizing power” (LA Weekly).

These performances are planned as a fundraiser for Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble, to help prepare for next summer’s season. All tickets are $10.

Performances are located outdoors in a field in Bowdoinham. Audiences will park at the Bowdoinham Public Works Parking Lot at 8 River Road (adjacent to Mailly Waterfront Park), where they will be led as a group on five-minute hike to the performance site. Appropriate footwear and warm clothing are recommended. Performances will be canceled in the event of heavy rain, but that decision will only be made one hour before curtain time. Please visit our website or call 319-7289 for more information. Guests requesting handicapped accessibility to the site will be accommodated.

The cast features Astrea Campbell-Cobb, Dylan Chestnutt, Laura Christman, Kyle Dennis, Lilly Victoria Gardiner, Stephen Legawiec, Michela Micalizio, Hillary Perry and Ben Proctor.

Direction by Stephen Legawiec and Dana Wieluns Legawiec; Masks and Movement by Dana Wieluns Legawiec; Musical Direction by Stephen Legawiec; Technical Direction by Stacia Saniuk.

 
 
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