Woyzeck on the Highveld – Handspring Puppet Company

Woyzeck on the Highveld – Handspring Puppet Company

April 1 – April 2, 2011
8:00 pm
Memorial Hall

Based on the play by George Büchner
Directed by William Kentridge
Designed by Adrian Kohler & William Kentridge

Against an arresting backdrop of animated projections, spectacular life-size puppets play out George Büchner’s famed tale of jealousy and murder in Handspring’s heart-stopping South African multi-media fantasy.

In this artful adaptation, Woyzeck – a central text in 20th-century theater – weaves a magical spell filled with humor and pathos. Collaborating with William Kentridge, one of the world’s most renowned artists and filmmakers, Handspring Puppet Company first appeared in Chapel Hill in 2005 with Tall Horse, and returns to Memorial Hall on the heels of their London smash hit War Horse.

“…sheer beauty and imaginative power…”
- Chicago Sun-Times

For more information about the performance visit our artist resource page.

Join us for the performance on April 1 and April 2 in Memorial Hall.