World Premiere: “All Vows” A Jewish Puppet Theatre Tale May 7, 8, & 9 Tickets: $35/40 (See link in bio) “All Vows” is a puppet memory play by puppeteer, theatre artist, and writer, Sam Jay Gold, where history and imagination collide in a heartwarming tale. The play is centered on the possibly true life of his grandfather, Poppy, a Russian Jewish refugee raised in China. Poppy is portrayed through five hand-carved, wooden puppets, each modeled after him at a different age in his life. This performance explores what it means to suddenly realize you’re both an inheritor and active participant in your family history—and it can be messy. The play investigates the powerful, fragile truths we turn into the stories of our lives, while examining the overlapping space between where an immigrant’s history ends and an American identity begins.
All Vows was first developed at St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab with Matt Acheson and Lake Simons as Lab Co-Directors at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY, in 2019. Additional development was made possible with the generous support of The Jim Henson Foundation.
All Vows was created partially in residence at Live Arts at the Morris Museum.