BYU PERFORMING ARTS SERIES PRESENTS
PUPPET STATE THEATRE COMPANY:
The Man Who Planted Trees
“Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and grown-ups. Terrific.”
Winner of the 2007 Eco Trust’s Eco Prize for Creativity
This multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland into beautiful woodland. As much a touching tale as it is a hilarious puppet show, The Man Who Planted Trees
shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make in the world.
Performed by Richard Medrington and Rick Conte Directed by Ailie Cohen
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Founded by Richard Medrington in 2002, Puppet State Theatre Company is one of Scotland’s leading theatre companies. The Man Who Planted Trees
has been touring extensively since it began in May 2006. The production received funding from the Scottish Arts Council and has toured Scotland, England, Ireland, Bermuda, Malaysia and the United States and has participated in the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival and Baboro Children’s Festival. The company has played two multi-week engagements at London’s Unicorn Theatre.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
Thursday, Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 28, 10:00 a.m. (school performance) & 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 11:00 a.m.
Children age 6+ will be admitted to this performance with a ticket (no children under age 6, please).
65 minutes (no intermission)
$8 ($2 off with BYU or student ID and children age 6-11)