CLINTON — Hamilton College Performing Arts presents the off-Broadway puppet play “Chimpanzee” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts on the Hamilton College campus, 198 College Hill Road.
Directed, created and designed by Nick Lehane, “Chimpanzee” is a one-animal show starring a nameless chimpanzee in solitary confinement in a biomedical facility. The chimpanzee enacts recurrent memories of being raised by humans. The chimp is a puppet, manipulated by three puppeteers: Rowan Magee, Andy Manjuck and Emma Wiseman. “Chimpanzee” shows the power of puppetry to elicit emotion without dialogue.
Lehane studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School and holds a bachelor of fine arts from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. He researched true events while writing this play. “Chimpanzee” was the recipient of the 2019 Jim Henson Foundation Residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Seating is limited. Reservations are strongly suggested. This performance is suitable for ages 12 and older.
Call in advance to arrange handicapped seating. For tickets or more information call 315-859-4331 or visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.