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The Autopsy of a Cyclops - 3 performances!

The Autopsy of a Cyclops - 3 performances!

This exclusive puppet performance follows a group of scientists as they examine a deceased cyclops' body, uncovering clues to its life.

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Sep 03, 2021, 7:00 PM

New London, 24 Central Ave E, New London, MN 56273, USA

About the Event

This exclusive, site-specific puppet performance follows a group of scientists as they examine the cyclops' body, uncovering clues to its life and mysterious death, and exploring the plight of the tiny inhabitants residing upon it. An original production that blends music, magical realism and puppetry with narratives of New London, MN that the artist collected while living onsite.

MUSIC written and performed live by Betazoid.

CAST includes: John Mack Cole and Suya Altenberg

PRODUCTION: Erica Warren


Various geological environments making up the body of the cyclops, as well as the stories within, are directly influenced by the place and people of New London with the goal of "exploring contrasting themes of private and public land, science and legend, and colonization and environmentalism."

Designed for small audiences showtimes for the final performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 3rd & 4th from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept 5th at 2:30 p.m.

** Seating is extremely limited. Book now!

** This event is not wheelchair accessible.

** Masks are required to attend all performances.

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Ackerman lives in Minneapolis as site director and artist for In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. Steve is a playwright and puppet artist focusing on quick, crude, high-energy art making. He has his BFA in Acting from East Carolina University and MFA in Playwriting from Southern Illinois University. Previous projects include Action Sequence, Kaboom, and Cartooon!


Little Theatre Auditorium is an independent art space led by artists guided by the principals equality, inclusivity and equity, and dedicated to offering a platform for cultural exchange through the creation and presentation of artistic works.

Little Theatre invites place-based performance artists who are residents or returning residents of the State of Minnesota to apply to New London’s inaugural Small Stages Artist Residency. This program is an opportunity for one performance artist to develop, expand or adapt their practice in place-based performance-making to interactive art experiences, or performance installations designed for small audiences. We hope this program will create new approaches for how our citizens engage with each other and with shared spaces, especially in this time of isolation, divisiveness and uncertainty. The Small Stages Artist Residency is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    The Autopsy of a Cyclops

  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    The Autopsy of a Cyclops

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