In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater presents The Story of Crow Boy
An imaginative, theatrical piece that combines puppetry, actors, music, projections, shadowplay and other devices to explore the intriguing life story of Taro Yashima who wrestled with human brutality, racial discrimination, and the ravages of WWII to build work of social conscience, compassionate insight, poetic visual form, and ultimately – of joy. Yashima reminds us what it means to be human, and offers understanding into the complexities of cultural survival. This production draws on his autobiographical and fictional books including the Caldecott Honor Award-winning CROW BOY (1956) about a young boy who learns to sing the “voices of crows” in defiance of his years of being bullied. This original production with its intriguing story and ingenious staging is a perfect example of the long-established artistry of Heart of the Beast.