The Rejuvenary River Circus

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The Rejuvenary River Circus

THE REJUVENARY RIVER CIRCUS is an allegorical tale that follows Malakai the water carrier and messenger as he travels between Mountain Peaks and the Deep Blue Sea. Along his journeys Malakai encounters a host of creatures, including a lyrical sea turtle, a fast-talking crow, a pair of industrious beavers, filter-feeding oysters, and schools of migrating fish. Each creature offers insights into their particular role in a watershed’s ecosystem services. When the old man falls ill, his granddaughter Rachel is confronted by the challenge of restoring her grandfather, the River, back to health.

THE REJUVENARY RIVER CIRCUS features over three dozen mask & puppet characters, great live music, and a gorgous hand-printed bio-morphic set design. The show runs 50 min. in length and is ideally suited for family audiences, arts-in-education settings and watershed celebrations. It can be presented on a stage, a large room or out-of-doors.  Production of the show was made possible with support from the Hudson River Improvement Fund.

You can view a short video from the show here. Hi-res publicity photos are available here. Download a study guide RRC Study Guide. Download a PDF flyer here> Rejuvenary River Circus flyer .   And a Tech Sheet here>RRC Tech Info  

The showed premiered in 2012 and has toured extensively. Performance credits include: Cleveland MetroParks, Stamford CT’s Mill River Park, The Clearwater Festival, Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, and the Taste of the Catskills Festival,

The Rejuvenary River Circus. 2015 Clearwater Festival 2015. Photo by Stephen Ruttan

Rejuvenary River Circus performance at the 2012 Garlic Festival

Rejuvenary River Circus performance at the 2012 Garlic Festival

Beavers from The Rejuvenary River Circus by Jim Peppler

Beavers from The Rejuvenary River Circus by Jim Peppler

Arm-of-the-Sea Mask and Puppet Theater performing, The Rejuvenary River Circus, on the Bandstand Stage at the Saugerties Annual Garlic Festival 2012. Saturday, September 29, 2012. Photo by Jim Peppler. Copyright Jim Peppler/2012