Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Henry Hudson Puppet Show - All Ages Show

This is a bit of short notice, but if you are free on Thursday, October 8th at noon, head over to Hudson Valley Community College for a free performance by the Arm-of-the-Sea Theater entitled:

"Mutual Strangers: Henry Hudson
and the River that Discovered Him”

Thursday, Oct. 8
Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Siek Campus Center

Here is a description from the website:

A large-scale mask and puppet theater performance, “Mutual Strangers” marks the 400th anniversary of Hudson’s world-changing voyage in September 1609. A small ship sent from Europe to find a northern route to the Orient sails 150 miles up a river on the “unknown” North American continent. The events that transpire on that voyage – the encounters of European sailors and indigenous people and the information brought back to the Dutch East India Company in Amsterdam – prefigure the interaction of cultures that will shape a new nation. “Mutual Strangers” re-imagines from multiple points of view Hudson’s voyage on the river that now bears his name. The play is based on the log of first mate Robert Juet, and the oral traditions of the Lenape and Mahican peoples. It is designed for audiences of all ages.


  1. So... how was it. Did you go?

  2. It was pretty good. A little long for the 2 1/2 year old, but the imagery and puppets kept their interest for the better part of an hour. It was pretty cool to hear the story of Henry Hudson, too. I had no idea that on another voyage his crew mutinied and sent him off to sea in a canoe.

    Parking was well nigh impossible at the community college.


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