“Paper Cut” by Yael Rasooly on 4/5 at 7 and 9 p.m.

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program at the University of Connecticut will host Yael Rasooly’s internationally acclaimed puppet show Paper Cut for two special evening performances on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs.

A lonely secretary remains in the office. From her little corner, using photos from old film magazines, she escapes into a world of daydreams. But as imagination and reality collide, her romantic tale becomes a Hitchcock nightmare! The language of black-and-white cinema is transformed to the low-tech universe of paper cutouts and object theatre, creating a tension that is absurd, painful, and absolutely humorous. Paper Cut has won several international awards and has toured in over 30 international festivals, such as the International Festival for Puppets in Charleville-Mézières, France; the Schaubude festival in Berlin; Denmark’s Festival of Wonder; the Forman Brothers Theater Boat in Prague, and many others. This show is recommended for ages 15+ and is 50 minutes in length.

Yael Rasooly is one of Israel’s prominent independent theater makers. She specializes in contemporary visual and object theater and has directed several Internationally acclaimed performances, both in Israel and Europe, which have been performed in over 30 countries worldwide. Yael was the international guest artist at the 2018 National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. Yael Rasooly is also a singer of international reputation and her cabaret performance, Glamour in the Dark, is currently touring around the world. Yael Rasooly’s work in the United States is supported by the Israel Institute’s Visiting Israeli Artists Program.

Ticket Prices: Adults: $12; Members/Seniors: $10; Students: $8.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, by calling 860-486-8580, or online at bimp.ticketleap.com. A surcharge will be added to any purchases made online. There will be open seating and no reservations. Visitors can park in the Storrs Center Garage located at 33 Royce Circle. Parking is free for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily maximum charge of $8. For more information about these performances or if you require an accommodation to attend this event, please contact Ballard Institute staff at 860-486-8580 or bimp@uconn.edu.