Simpich to unveil solo-puppeteer adaptation of 'Heidi' Nov. 19-Dec. 31
That format was no longer possible after the early '90s, when the Old Colorado City puppeteer/writer began performing solo.
Now, thanks to Simpich's new adaptation, his hand-carved “Heidi” puppets will be in action again. Telling the story of a little Swiss girl who inspires others (including her gruff but kindly, mountain-dwelling grandfather), the show will run from Nov. 19 to Dec. 31 at the Simpich Showcase, 2413 West Colorado Ave. Ticket prices range between $13 and $15 ($12 for five pre-Thanksgiving performances).
“Since I've been performing solo now for over 20 years it took awhile to wrap my head around a 'concept' or format that would work as a solo piece,” Simpich elaborated. “I'm actually portraying two characters in the show - Heidi's grandfather and Clara's father, each of which has a marionette counterpart on stage.”
For more information or to buy tickets, go to the Showcase Box Office at 465-2492 or go to simpich.com.
Westside Pioneer/press release