Free Shadow Puppet Show Friday, 10.3, 7:30pm at Gil Hodges Community Garden

Mark your calendars! Midnight Radio Show will perform a free, family-friendly shadow puppet show in the Gil Hodges Garden on the evening of Friday, 10.3.

Midnight Radio Show (MRS), a Brooklyn-based shadow puppet and fairytale theater company, is proud to announce the launch of “Twilight in the Garden Shadow Shows” a series of free, family-friendly performances in parks and community gardens throughout the borough this autumn. The series is funded in part by a grant from Brooklyn Arts Council and presented in collaboration with New York Restoration Project (NYRP), with the shared goals of making performance art more accessible; raising awareness of and further activating Brooklyn’s network of public green spaces; and bringing local community members of all ages together to enjoy free performing arts events in a natural, outdoor setting.

Taking place at dusk, all shows present original fairytales expressed through delicate shadows manipulated on a screen with live piano accompaniment and narration.  Join MRS founder, Charlotte Lily Gaspard (AKA Miss C.) and Company as these exquisitely hand-crafted two-dimensional puppets come to life through enchanting theatrical narrative and original score, transporting adults and children alike into the magical fairytale realm.  By turning these outdoor public spaces into interactive event venues, MRS will increase awareness of community gardens and parks as resources for local communities and the wider NYC audience, and encourage community members to experience the magic of nature in their local green spaces.  (more)