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ADA/AVA Show To Rave Reviews

Monday, Jul 20, 2015

ITP Alumnus Ben Kauffman’s theater company, Manual Cinema’s show ADA/AVA is performing in June and July 2015 at 3LD Art + Technology Center and received rave reviews.

They got a rave review and ‘Critics Pick’ from the NYTimes, a TimeOut New York Critics Pick, a write up in the New Yorker and a NYTimes feature.

Some pull quotes:

“Conjuring phantasms to die for in an unclassifiable story of spectral beauty.”
– Ben Brantley, New York Times (Critic’s Pick)

“It’s been a long time since we’ve experienced craft, image and emotion blended together like this.”
– Helen Shaw, Time Out New York (Critic’s Pick)

“Some paper, some light, a wealth of plastic sheeting, and a row of dinky overhead projectors—that’s all that Chicago’s Manual Cinema needs to practice theatrical magic. This nearly wordless shadow-puppet play concerns a pair of elderly sisters who keep a lighthouse. Initially divided by death, they are mysteriously reunited after a visit to a carnival hall of mirrors. (Think Orpheus and Eurydice as retold by Shirley Jackson and art directed by Alfred Hitchcock.)”
– Alex Soloski, The New Yorker