“ECHO” by Christopher D. Mullens, 3/24-4/3

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is pleased to host the world première of ECHO, a multi-media immersive spectacle combining puppets, digital projection, and original music in a re-invention of the classic Greek tale of a mountain nymph who finds the true meaning of voice. Puppet Arts MFA candidate Christopher D. Mullens has teamed up with composer Colby Joseph Herchel and a team of students from UConn’s Puppet Arts Program and Digital Media and Design Department to create a dynamic world of myth and music in which the story of Echo, the nymph who could only repeat what is spoken to her, will unfold in front of and around the audience.

Performances will take place in the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center according to the following schedule:

March 24         7:30pm March 31         7:30pm
March 25         8:00pm April 1             8:00pm
March 26         2:00pm April 2              2:00pm & 8:00pm
March 30         7:30pm April 3              2:00pm


Tickets will be $10 for adults and $7 for students/Connecticut Repertory Theatre subscribers. Tickets will be sold in advance through the Connecticut Repertory Theatre Box Office located in the lobby of the Nafe Katter Theatre at 820 Bolton Rd, Storrs CT 06269. Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office, by calling (860) 486-2113, or online at https://itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/UCRT/index.php?prod=bimp. A $3.00 surcharge will be added to any purchases made online or over the phone. Tickets may be purchased at the Ballard Institute on the day of performance. There will be a limited number of seats. This show is recommended for ages 12 and up. For more information about this show, visit http://bimp.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-8580.

ECHO will be performed in conjunction with the Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s MFA Puppet Arts Festival, featuring works by Ana Craciún, Gavin Cummins, and Kalob Martinez running March 24-April 3 in UConn’s Studio Theatre. On March 26 and April 1, 2, and 3 there will be additional free presentations of works by Anatar Marmol-Gagné and Krista Weltner at 5 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. For more information about these shows, visit crt.uconn.edu.