Imago Theatre’s menagerie of comedic whimsy FROGZ! comes to WVU Parkersburg

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frogz-webThe award winning and critically acclaimed Imago Theatre production FROGZ! comes to the West Virginia University at Parkersburg stage as part of the college’s Distinguished Performance Series. The performance takes place Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center. This show is recommended for families, including children ages 4 and up.

This fantastical show of mask and prop style acrobatics, illusion and puppetry has received worldwide acclaim for decades. It has also earned rave reviews from the media: The Boston Globe called it a “rare theatrical event.” FROGZ! offers a comedic menagerie of characters, ranging from amphibians, acrobatic larvae and musical windbags to an endless cowboy, that are full of simplicity and charm the whole family can enjoy. The production brings objects to life on stage and displays the imaginative power of theatre through a unique combination of styles, personification and the illusion of magic.

Imago Theatre’s original productions have toured internationally for over two decades. Imago’s signature works have had three Broadway runs at the acclaimed New Victory Theater in New York in 2000, 2002 and 2010. The universal nature of Imago’s world has won audience and critical acclaim in tours across Asia, Europe, Canada and the U.S. The company was awarded the New York Dance Film Award and “Best Touring Production” by Independent Reviewers of New England. Imago has been hailed by critics worldwide for their range of original work.

The FROGZ! national tour is sponsored in part by grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and the Collins Foundation.

Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. WVU Parkersburg students may purchase special advance tickets for themselves and one guest for $2. Tickets are available in the college business office (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) or by calling 304-424-8223. All tickets at the door will be regular price.

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