Baryshnikov Arts Center presents Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes
The Daisy Theatre / Ronnie Burkett
Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents
Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes
The Daisy Theatre (N.Y. Premiere)
Sep 30, Oct 1- 3 + 7-10, 2015
“Some of the funniest, most brilliant theatre you’ll ever be lucky enough to see” - The Province
“Funny, touching, and pure genius” - Edmonton Sun
The Daisy Theatre is puppeteer Ronnie Burkett, who manipulates and voices a dynamic entourage of marionettes in a variety of acts ranging from opera to cabaret, and vaudeville to Vegas. A rotating cast of forty characters includes singer Rosemary Focaccia, marionette ventriloquist Meyer Lemon, chanteuse Jolie Jolie, and the beloved fairy child Schnitzel. With ever-changing content and nightly improvisation performed in an intimate setting, the tender, outrageous antics of The Daisy Theatre are a theatrical experience to be seen more than once.
Presented by Baryshnikov Arts Center in association with Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.
Ronnie Burkett has been captivated by puppetry since the age of seven, and began touring his shows around Alberta at the age of fourteen. Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes was formed in 1986, continuously playing on Canada’s major stages, and as a guest company on numerous tours abroad. Ronnie received the 2009 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, The Herbert Whittaker Drama Bench Award for Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Theatre, a Village Voice OBIE Award, and four Citations of Excellence from the American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette.