Open Eye Theatre and The Bakken Museum

Liz Howl’s BUG GIRL
On the Rooftop at The Bakken Museum, October 15-24

(Minneapolis, MN) September 24, 2020 – Open Eye Theatre and The Bakken Museum announce a six-night run of Liz Howl’s shadow puppet show BUG GIRL. Performed on The Bakken Museum’s spacious green roof, this large format shadow puppet show draws inspiration from graphic novels, pulp comic book, and B-horror movies in a funny and creepy tale of a girl who fights to control a parasite who has invaded her. BUG GIRL will include live pre-show music. This pre-Halloween fun runs October 15-24 and is recommended for ages 13 and up. Get $15 advance tickets at openeyetheatre.org.

BUG GIRL tells the story of a young girl who grows wings and shrinks in size after swallowing a strange insect. Her new abilities become a threat to those around her as a new hunger drives her to consume—and ravage—the minds of those closest to her. Searching for a means to control her powers and tame her parasite, Bug Girl will travel between worlds, battling the darkness within and without her.

Liz Howls previously presented BUG GIRL at the Southern Theatre as part of Twin Cities Horror Festival in 2019.

“Creator Liz Howls and her hardworking team create incredible effects as they play with scale on adjacent screen panels.” — City Pages

Liz “Howls” Schachterle is a visual artist, performer, puppeteer, paper cut artist, director, animator, illustrator, baker, sewer, sculptor, teacher, sign painter and project manager. As a multidisciplinary artist, she seeks to combine different art forms as often as possible. She describes her work as poetic, child-like, live animation that is both sweet and dark.

Howls has co-created and performed in many Open Eye Theatre productions including the Ivey-award winning NOTHING IS SOMETHING (currently available for streaming online during September through OPEN EYE @ HOME), MILLY & TILLIE (another Ivey-Award winner!), and multiple shows for the mobile Driveway Tour. She is the creator and curator of the popular radical puppet cabaret FULL MOON PUPPET SHOW. Learn more about her work at lizhowls.com.

The creative team for BUG GIRL features the talents of Senah Yeboah Sampong (script),
Karly Gesine Bergmann, Liping Vong, Oanh Vu (puppeteers), Dan Dukich (composer/sound designer), and Brandon Sisneroz (technical direction).

BUG GIRL Performances

October 15, 7:00pm
October 16, 7:00pm
October 17, 7:00pm
October 22, 7:00pm
October 23, 7:00pm
October 24, 7:00pm

Run Time
35 minutes, no intermission

Age Recommendation
Ages 13 and up

The Bakken Museum
3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Audiences will be directed to the roof of The Bakken Museum roof via the exterior stairs located through the museum’s parking lot off of Zenith Avenue or through the courtyard on 36th Street. The museum will be open for visitors who need to use the elevator to access the roof or restrooms.

Health and Safety
Face masks are required of all guests, and social-distancing will be observed between viewing groups. The rooftop safely accommodates 50 people.

Photos available at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13oGuN_WYPLmdb3LKtbCyJlnWn1Vpf99A?usp=sharing


About Open Eye Theatre
Open Eye Theatre serves artists and audiences by advancing adventurous and imaginative programming that strengthens our communities. Open Eye is nationally recognized as a vibrant home for artists who create profound experiences that open eyes, hearts, and minds through the power of amazing stories and unforgettable performances. Experience a thrilling array of original theatre, inventive puppetry, live music, and world-class storytelling from local, national, and international artists year-round in our cozy 90-seat theater in South Minneapolis, or find us in neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities with our summer Driveway Tour! More information is available at openeyetheatre.org.

Media Contact:
Amy Danielson

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