CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Featuring a puppet as its main character, the play "War Horse" won a half-dozen Tony awards two years ago.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Featuring a puppet as its main character, the play "War Horse" won a half-dozen Tony awards two years ago.
Now the play's director, Tom Morris, is launching the American debut of another puppet-based production at this year's Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston.
As he did with "War Horse," Morris is collaborating with the South African-based Handspring Puppet Company to produce the new version of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
The production will feature puppets in the form of birds, masks — and even disembodied limbs.
Morris says using puppets is not always easy for a director. He says while most audience members let their imagination see them as live characters, there is a danger others will just see them as moving pieces of wood.