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The Butterfly's Evil Spell/ El Maleficio de la Mariposa

  • Finley Park 2060 W College Ave Santa Rosa, CA, 95401 United States (map)

The Butterfly's Evil Spell/ El Maleficio de la Mariposa
presented by The Imaginists
Saturday, July 25, 4:00PM
Finley Park, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa

The Art is Medicine show rides again!
Celebrating 7 years of free, bilingual, bicycle-powered theatre!

This June and July we'll tour two shows in repertory by bicycle:

The Butterfly's Evil Spell/ El Maleficio de la Mariposa: This play by Federico García Lorca is a poetic comedy of insects and includes a cast of characters who are usually in danger of being stepped on; poet-beetle, a mysterious wounded butterfly, a curandera beetle, fireflies, and a bad-tempered scorpion beetle.  The author himself makes an appearance to explain why the end of the play is missing. MISSING? Yes, missing. After having heard the story of the missing ending, the only thing to do is make up our own ending, which we are hoping you will help us to do.  This traveling play is full of surprises, puppets, masks and music. It celebrates the creative spirit, the power of poetry, and insects too!

Show runs approximately 40 minutes. This show will travel to seven city parks this June and July.

The Art is Medicine Show / El Show el Arte es Medicina: The Garden bursts into life! Mr. and Mrs. Lizard have lost their wedding ring! A seashell sings! There is a poetic ode to the bicycle. Featuring the poetry of Federico García Lorca, The Art is Medicine Show is a fluid, visual, poetic extravaganza. A gaggle of suitcases open to reveal theaters in miniature; an ocean, outer space, and a vaudeville stage where tiny skeletons sing and dance. These are just some of the many worlds we carry by bicycle.

This iconic show travels to the Redwood Empire Food Bank Summer Lunch sites this July. Show runs approximately 30 minutes.

Join us for our 7th annual tour!