"Tightrope" - Janelle Monáe
As the summer winds down...

Islands Unknown: Paperhand Puppet Intervention 2010, Part 1

2010_08_06_7412csI always enjoy the Paperhand Puppet Intervention shows, but this summer's show, Islands Unknown, is my favorite of their shows from the last few years.

The evening started out with the bluegrass Band, Down River.   The instrumentalists were wonderful, and the singers were great.  My only complaint is that their MySpace page doesn't have a list of their upcoming shows! I don't generally like the song, House of the Rising Sun (too gloomy), but, done in bluegrass style, it's fun!

I don't want to give anything away for those who are going to go see it so I'll put the rest of the post "below the fold" on my blog, and with some spoiler space so that those reading on feeds can go on to something else.

It's playing on weekends through Labor Day, at the Forest Theater in Chapel Hill, NC, and then on September 10th and 11th at the outside theater at the Art Museum in Raleigh.

For those who don't have a chance to see it, here are some of my favorite photos from Islands Unknown.  This is the first time that I've gone to see it with my new camera, and it's so much easier to take photos in the twilight with it!


She wanders in...

...and takes refuge from a storm.

The stories come to life as she reads them.




They are carried away by the information stream...

...to Animal Island


Then on to Mustache Island, where men in a room, divide up the world and...

...decide to get the moon also...

...for dinner.

After the cat steals saves the moon, pirates attack.

To be continued...



I want to see it again.

M Light

Highly likely!

"cat" that keeps moon safe from pirates!

great shots with nice natural lighting captured!
thanks for posting and photo-telling the show in such majestic way!

M Light

"cat" - Thank you! And thank you for such a wonderful show!

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