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Banners Presents FROGZ

Banners Presents FROGZ

Stack of frogs(March 24, 2014) The highly entertaining performance of "FROGZ" by Imago Theatre will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum as part of the 2014 Banners Cultural Season at McNeese State University. The performance is for all ages.
           
FROGZ - Imago's signature production - features such favorites as the introverted frogs, slippery lizards, a playful paper bag, dancing strings, mysterious orbs, a curious giant baby, an acrobatic larva and mischievous penguins.  
           
The show has been described as Cirque Du Soleil-evoking acrobatics mixed with pantomime, set in a unique, French-influenced avant-garde playground. The simplicity and the charm of the show catapulted the production to two Broadway runs at the acclaimed New Victory Theatre in New York. The New York Times described the production as "a mastery of mime, dance and acrobatics."
           
The creators of Imago Theatre - Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad - have been called "… magicians, theatrical animators and physical comedians." Defying classification, they have populated the stage with characters and beings such as comedic amphibians, acrobatic larvae, circus boulders and metamorphosing humans in works that tantalize the senses, the intellect and the passions.
           
Their innovative and imaginative repertoire has ranged from adaptations of classics, such as "Beauty and the Beast," to excursions into vaudevillian existentialism. With commissions for stage, film and television, Imago blurs the lines of the expected to break new ground, exploding performance boundaries yet maintaining humor and humanity.
           
Imago Theatre has been hailed by critics world-wide for its range of original work. Working out of a large 18,000 square-foot theatre laboratory in Portland, Ore., Imago's ensemble of actors, dancers, designers, fabricators and musicians become alchemists seeking fresh perspectives of performance. The company has been honored for mask theatre pieces that have appealed to a wide age range, as well as for innovative works that push the boundaries of form, design and story.
           
Banners memberships start at $80 for the season. Tickets to individual performances will be available at the door at $20 for adults, $5 for students and free to McNeese and Sowela students with IDs. Lectures are open free to the public. Banners is supported by memberships, corporate sponsors and grants. For more information about the program, becoming a member or tickets, visit the Banners website at www.banners.org or call the Banners office at 337-475-5123.
           
Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at (337) 475-5428 voice; (337) 475-5960 fax; (337) 562-4227 TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcnees.edu.