Imago Theatre Frogz
February 24, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center
Come see for yourself what the New York Times called “...a madcap revue.” Imago, the theatre mask ensemble, will present their unique and nationally known style of mime, movement, and mask in Durham.
A spectacular program of unique images and creative critters, Imago’s presentation will surprise kids from 3 to 103. Arms are really legs, up is down, and back is front in this presentation. Entertaining since 1978, cofounders and directors Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad draw upon their training in the Jacque Lecoq method to create characters that are both fantastic and touchingly human.
Using any and all materials, the pair creates masks that defy definition, incorporating not only the face but the body as well. Additional use of music and multimedia effects combine for a truly unique theatrical experience.
Their program has drawn the praise of critics from San Francisco to Singapore. The New York Times said Imago’s performance “left everyone...feeling giggly.” The Seattle Post Intelligencer called Imago “entrancing and clever,” and the Oregonian said, “next time (they are) playing within 50 miles, gather up the children and go.”