"A fascinating theatergoing experience blending live music..and shadow puppetry”- New Haven Register
“…this Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty…” – The New York Times Critics’ Pick
Location: The Broad Stage - Main Stage
Mementos Mori is a dynamic, beguiling meditation on death and dying. In Manual Cinema’s most ambitious show to date, a cast of six puppeteers use hundreds of paper puppets, seven overhead projectors, two cameras and three screens to create a live “movie” in front of the audience. Accompanied by four musicians and live sound effects, the result is a rich mosaic of cinematic storytelling, all performed live with puppets.