|the Seekers (photo courtesy of Sandbox)
The world of 600 Years feels real, primitive, and very different from this one. The cast has developed a new culture, complete with words, greetings, songs, and rituals that feel authentic. The Southern Theater is the perfect space in which to create this world. Neutral fabric like sails hangs from the arch, upon which shadow puppets of trees, landscapes, animals, and buildings are displayed. Rustic props made from tree branches hint at objects and structures. The seekers are dressed in primitive earth-toned multi-layered clothing, carrying primitive weapons, with unique face paint for each character. It's a beautiful, striking, and cohesive design (puppetry and scenic design by Derek Lee Miller, costume design by Mandi Johnson).
|the cast of 600 Years (photos courtesy of Sandbox)