Shadow/Point Whitesnake (Premiere 2013)

Shadow/Point Whitesnake is a unique, solo spectacle that fuses music, Powerpoint projections, and traditional shadow puppetry into a  performance style that is ephemeral in form, flexible in scale and suitable for any sized performing venue. The well-known romance of Whitesnake (a magical snake spirit who takes on human form and is a gifted healer, lover, mother and fierce warrior) is a favorite in every genre of Chinese literature, stage performance and opera.  CTW’s production uses a live storyteller, flanked by  projections of over 200 brilliantly colored images (based on antique Chinese leather shadow figures) translates this ancient legend for contemporary American audiences of all ages.

Shadow/Point Whitesnake debuted in 2013 and has since been performed at select venues including Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, University of Connecticut, and Public Libraries throughout NYC.

Production Credits:

Writers: Kuang-Yu Fong, Stephen Kaplin

Director: Stephen Kaplin

Puppet Design: Stephen Kaplin

Performers: Kuang-Yu Fong, Stephen Kaplin