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The Arctic Theatre Royal, A Magic Lantern Show by The Wonder Show

August 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

| $15
Narrated Magic Lantern Show with original projectors, moving panoramas, and more
Date: Friday, August 1
Time: 8 pm 
Admission: $15 (Tickets here)
The Arctic Theatre Royal is a narrated magic lantern show incorporating original 1880s magic lantern projectors, a hand-cranked moving panorama, recorded music, and other media. The piece was inspired by materials found in the Providence Athenaeum’s Travel and Exploration collection relating to one of the earliest arctic explorations led by Captain William Parry, and draws on archives, collections, and historic material including texts from Captain Parry’s journals and “The North Georgia Gazette” (a shipboard newspaper) along with playbills from an impromptu performance space, The Arctic Theatre Royal.
The Wonder Show presents contemporary reinterpretations of the Victorian popular art form of the magic lantern show that once entertained and educated audiences before the beginning of cinema. In creating contemporary magic lantern shows, they are interested in exploring collaborative storytelling processes between artists, performers, writers, cultural institutions, and everyday people. They are located in Providence, RI.
**All tickets are will call**
Please note: refunds issued only if event is cancelled.


August 1, 2014
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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