ADAPTATION

Labyrinth

with Jason Clark and based on the Jim Henson film, September 2015

To welcome new students to campus each fall, WAVE Productions presents "The Incest Show" an adaption of a piece of popular culture (performed by those already involved with their upcoming season, thus "incest"). For the 2015-2016 season, Hartman pitched and lead an adaptation of Jim Henson, Brian Froud, and David Bowie's Labyrinth in promenade. As a coming of age story, the production used the maze of campus (mostly unfamiliar to its 18-year-old audience) as the labyrinth. Just as Jennifer Connelly's Sarah found her adulthood in the 1986 film, the audience wound through the lakeside campus encountering a site-specific extravaganza meant to bring them into a new independence.

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