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December 2-5, 10-13, 2009

The Crystal Egg
an adaptation of a story by H. G. Wells by Colette Searls
Created and directed by Colette Searls

Set Design: Greggory Schraven
Costume Design: Celestine Ranney-Howes
Light Design Terry Cobb
Sound Design: Tim Nohe
Video Animation: Tim Nohe

Based on the story by sci-fi pioneer H.G. Wells, this new adaptation mixes humanoid puppets with animated creatures in an extraordinary tale of otherworldly encounters.

The Crystal Egg features curio shop owner Mr. Cave, a lonely old man whose life is forever changed when one of his curiosities -- a small crystal egg -- reveals itself as the home of creatures from another world.

Using innovative new animation tools, The Crystal Egg features creatures built inside UMBC’s Imaging Research Center who come to life and engage with puppets in real time. Set to an original score by sound artist Timothy Nohe, The Crystal Egg offers a unique experience in visual and aural storytelling.

Performances:
Wednesday, December 2, 8 pm (preview)
Thursday, December 3, 4 pm (preview)(free to the UMBC campus community)
Friday, December 4, 8 pm (opening night)
Saturday, December 5, 8 pm
Thursday, December 10, 8 pm
Friday, December 11, 8 pm
Saturday, December 12, 8 pm
Sunday, December 13, 4 pm

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