There are currently no tickets available for the performance you have selected.
Please select another performance time if available or check back as additional tickets may be released at a later date.

Manual Cinema (USA)

LULA DEL RAY

Wednesday, January 4 - Monday, January 9; Friday, January 13 & Saturday, January 14

The Public: Martinson Hall

Members and Partners: $20
Non-Members: $25 + fees

Running Time: 75 minutes


Photos by Jerry Shulman and Katherine Greenleaf

A lonely adolescent girl living on the outskirts of a vast satellite field runs away from home and into a world of danger, deception, and disappointment. Set in the mid-century American Southwest and inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, and Patsy Cline, Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story. Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and live music to create a stunning visual landscape.

Manual Cinema is a Chicago-based performance collective, design studio, and film/video production company founded in 2010 by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, Ben Kauffman, Julia Miller, and Kyle Vegter. Using vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and a live music ensemble, Manual Cinema transforms the experience of attending the cinema and imbues it with liveness, ingenuity, and theatricality.

manualcinema.com

This engagement of Manual Cinema is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

All orders subject to $3 per ticket service fee and $1.50 per ticket facility fee. There is a $5 fee for UTR packs. Service fees for single tickets are waived at the Box Office window. All fees are waived for Public Theater Members and Partners. Plays, titles, actors, directors, and performance dates and times are subject to change. All sales are final, no refunds or cancellations. 

I have a promo code

What's this?
x

Promo codes offer access to special offers or otherwise restricted seating, usually limited time offers distributed to friends of The Public. For access to offers like these, join our email list.

Conceived by Julia Miller
Based on original text by Brendan Hill
Designed and Directed by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, and Julia Miller
Original Sound Design by Kyle Vegter with Ben Kauffman
Original Score by Kyle Vegter and Ben Kauffman with Maren Celest, Michael Hilger, and Jacob Winchester
Puppeteers Lizi Breit, Sam Deutsch, Charlotte Long (Lula del Ray), and Sara Sawicki (Lula’s Mother)
Music Performed by Maren Celest (Sounds, Vocals), Michael Hilger (Guitar, Percussion, Vocals), Kyle Vegter (Cello, Vocals), and Eric Streichert (Guitar, Bass)
Production Manager/ Sound Engineer Mike Usrey

PROGRAM

IN CONCERT

INCOMING

600 HIGHWAYMEN (USA)
The Fever

NIKKI APPINO & SAORI TSUKADA (USA)
Club Diamond

BELARUS FREE THEATRE (BELARUS/UK)

Time of Women

THE BENGSONS (USA)
Hundred Days

TANIA EL KHOURY (UK/LEBANON)

Gardens Speak

MARGA GOMEZ (USA)
Latin Standards

MANUAL CINEMA (USA)
Lula del Ray

EKO NUGROHO AND WAYANG BOCOR (INDONESIA)
God Bliss (In the Name of Semelah)

PHILIPPE QUESNE (FRANCE)
La Mélancolie des Dragons

RIMINI PROTOKOLL (GERMANY)

Top Secret International (State 1)

KEITH A. WALLACE AND DEBORAH STEIN (USA)
The Bitter Game

WATERWELL (USA)

Blueprint Specials

PROGRAM

IN CONCERT

INCOMING

CHAMPAGNE JERRY FEATURING NEAL MEDLYN 
(USA)
In the Champagne Room

JOMAMA JONES (USA)
Black Light

ERIN MARKEY (USA)
Erin Markey: Boner Killer

PWR BTTM (USA)
PWR BTTM

PROGRAM

IN CONCERT

INCOMING

BECCA BLACKWELL (USA)
They, Themself and Schmerm

RYAN J. HADDAD (USA)
Hi, Are You Single?

AYESHA JORDAN + CHARLOTTE BRATHWAITE (USA)
Shasta Geaux Pop

NEW SALOON (USA)
Minor Character

JAMES ALLISTER SPRANG AS GAZR (USA)
Life Does Not Live