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Puppets Come Alive at the Campus

Apr 18, 2016 03:21PM ● By Erica Shames
A Peruvian-based mime and puppetry company, Teatro Hugo & Ines, will perform on Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 pm at the Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg.

The one-hour performance is suggested for ages 10 and above and it is the last event in the Weis Center's 2015-16 season. 

This tour engagement of Hugo & Ines is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as part of its Mid Atlantic Tours program with support from the National Endowment of the Arts.

With amazing dexterity and delightful creativity, this dynamic duo transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary in performances for adults and children alike.  Combining mime, dance and puppetry, Hugo & Ines create a riot of characters composed of knees, feet, hands and elbows and a handful of props.  Each performance introduces a parade of memorable beings who, in their brief moments on the scene, play out the poetic moments of daily life.

The Chicago Sun-Times says, "This sums up the genius of Hugo & Ines...it's simple enough to make audiences giggle. It takes art to make them believe."

Hugo Suarez was born in Lima, Peru and Ines Pasic is originally from Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina.  Their paths crossed in Italy where Hugo was performing mime on the streets.  Ines, a trained pianist from the Sarajevo Conservatory, began to study pantomime with Hugo and quickly discovered that her dexterity on the keyboard had provided her with tools that would be useful in mime as well as music.  Together they founded Teatro Hugo & Ines in 1986 and premiered their first piece, Return to Darkness in 1987.

The company’s signature production Short Stories has been presented by more than 300 international festivals and theaters across the globe - including Japan, USA, Canada, France, Spain, Brazil Argentina and Columbia - garnering awards and accolades from audiences and critics alike.  The Jim Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater included Short Stories in three of its five New York City festivals.

General admission tickets for the performance are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 62+, $5 for youth 18 and under, $5 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), free for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $5 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu.

The Weis Center’s new 2016-17 Series will be announced in July.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, visit Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or Facebook.com/WeisCenter.

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