The Masked Marvel
May 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Michael Cooper is a Poet of the Stage – an eye-popping visual artist and a virtuoso mime whose exquisite performances of humor and poignancy, nimble speech and eloquent gesture have dazzled audiences of all ages for almost thirty years.
Combining the mythical and the autobiographical, Michael’s one-man extravaganza features his breathtaking handcrafted masks, original stories of courage and wonder, outlandish stiltdancing, and a physical repertoire that ranges from the madcap to the sublime. The result is “moving sculpture”.
Michael has the amazing ability to inspire his audience, to convince all those who witness his work, that creativity is not the domain of a lucky few but instead is a birthright, one of the great joys encoded into the human package.
How? By showing everyday occurrences like a baby crawling or a horse breaking into a gallop for what they really are, miraculous. By a display of timeless archetypes, like wandering giants and rising suns, that would exist in our minds even if we had never heard of them. By joyfully parading everything from exploding noses to slick fish and snorting bulls in front of his audience. And by getting people up on stage, not to be parrots or fools, but to discover the joy of living in the moment.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is available on Water Street, Machanic Street and in the Arcade Parking Lot off Main Street. Look for parking signs and follow walking signs to get to Johnson Hall.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact our box office at 207-582-7144 Monday through Wednesday noon to 3:00pm, Friday noon to 3:00pm and day of show from 5:00pm on.