City That Drinks The Mountain Sky

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City That Drinks The Mountain Sky

The epic story of NYC’s water supply told in the elemental beauty of mask & puppet theater.

Heralded as one of the wonders of the world, New York City’s ingenious system of aqueducts and reservoirs provides clear mountain water from the Catskills to nine million downstate residents. And though the struggle over these water resources has, at times, bitterly divided city managers and watershed residents, it has also irrevocably united them.

City Worker in the City That Drinks the Mountain Sky

City Worker in the City That Drinks the Mountain Sky

Through a shimmering tapestry of poetry, puppetry and evocative music, City that Drinks the Mountain Sky brings alive the lyrical landscape of the Catskills— to portray the on-going story of the watershed and the uneasy marriage of those who must protect its vulnerable flowing treasure. You can expect plenty of visual punch and timely wit as the Hudson Valley’s premier eco-logic theater traces life’s quintessential liquid from mountain top to city tap.

Story & visuals by Marlena Marallo, Patrick Wadden & Jean Whelan, And featuring original music by Dean Jones.    City That Drinks the Mountain Sky premiered in 1999. It continues to be a perennial favorite.   It is suitable for family audiences and Gr K-8 school audiences. The show is 55 minutes in length, and requires a performance space of 34′w X 25′d X 12′h.

You can view a short video of the show: City that Drinks the Mountain Sky VIDEO            And download a flyer: City that Drinks the Mountain Sky FLYER

Tech Info is available here: CDMS techsheet      And  a new study guide here: CDMS study guide

Production and presentation of CITY THAT DRINKS THE MOUNTAIN SKY has been made possible through grants from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection. Original support also provided by the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, and the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation.

performance of CITY at Kennsico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, NY

performance of CITY at Kennsico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, NY

 

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June 19, 2014