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February 16–25, 2017

BEAR
WRITTEN BY DEKE WEAVER
CODIRECTED BY JENNIFER ALLEN AND DEKE WEAVER

costume design Susan Becker
puppet design Chris Green
composer Chris Peck
musical director Tony Reimer
environmental design Andy Warfel

Performed by Jennifer Allen, Laura Chiaramonte, Cynthia Degnan, Charlie Harris, Cody Jensen, Cynthia Oliver, Elizabeth Simpson, Deke Weaver, Nicki Werner

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Transformation is usually at the center of the stories, myths, and rituals we human beings have dreamed up around bears. BEAR's six month meditation on time and hibernation culminates in the Station Theatre. After BEAR's fall chapter in Meadowbrook Park and BEAR's winter chapter videos, BEAR's final spring chapter will tell two intertwining tales with live music and shadow play - a bear becoming a human, a human becoming a bear. BEAR is the fourth installment in the lifelong project The Unreliable Bestiary—a performance for every letter of the alphabet, each letter representing an endangered animal or habitat. unreliablebestiary.org


The Station Theatre, University of Illinois Campus Research Board, The Center for Advanced Study, The College of Fine + Applied Arts, The School of Art + Design, The Guggenheim Foundation, and magnificently refined individuals. Supported in part by a City of Urbana Arts Grant.