Monday, September 14, 2009

Fort Worth theatre to bring A Princess of Mars to life through puppetry

As part of its Thirty-third season, the Hip Pocket Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas will stage a puppet production of A Princess of Mars (1912/1917), the “historic novel of Homeric science-fantasy” written by author Edgar Rice Burroughs. Adapted for the stage by Johnny Simons with puppet design by Lake Simons, A Princess of Mars is scheduled to open on October 2nd. Here’s the promotional piece for the forthcoming production:

Suddenly projected to Mars, John Carter finds himself captive of the savage green men of Thark. With him is Dejah Thoris, lovely princess of Helium. Between them and rescue, a thousand miles of deadly enemies and unknown dangers await.

Pictured: Promotional artwork for Hip Pocket Theatre’s 2009 production of A Princess of Mars.

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