RED HERRING PUPPETS
presents the popular Japanese folktale of love and enchantment.
Saturday June 6, 2015
at the White Horse Black Mountain
Show Time: 2:00 pm
Little One Inch is the magical story of an aged couple whose prayers are answered when they find a small baby by the side of the road.
The child never grows taller than a thumb and is thus named Little One-Inch. When he comes of age, Little One-Inch sets off on an adventure using a rice bowl as a boat and a chopstick as his oar. He is welcomed into the palace of a wealthy Lord and becomes the companion of his daughter. One day, the two friends set off to visit a temple and are startled by a huge ogre. Little One-Inch valiantly protects his friend using a needle as a sword to overpower the dumbstruck ogre. They use the ogre’s magical hammer to cause Little One-Inch to grow. They marry and live happily ever after.
Lisa Sturz, creator and puppeteer, has worked with Jim Henson Productions, Walt Disney Imagineering, the Ice Capades, PBS, NBC, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and many more. The story is presented in a toy theatre style with elaborate miniature sets and a scrolling backdrop painted in traditional Japanese Sumi-e style.
This production received support from the Puppeteers of America’s Endowment Fund and by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources with additional funding from local arts councils in Avery, Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell, and Yancey counties.