This circus is an allegory featuring gorgeous masks and puppet characters, a unique hand-made set and live original music. The story follows Malakai, a messenger and water carrier who travels between Mountain Peaks and The Deep Blue Sea. Along his journeys Malakai encounters a host of creatures including a lyrical sea turtle, a fast-talking crow, a pair of industrious beavers, beds of filter-feeding oysters, and schools of migrating fish. Each animal offers insights into their particular role in a watershed’s ecosystem services. When the old man falls ill his granddaughter Rachel must rise to the challenge and help restore her grandfather, the River, back to health.
Circus runs one hour in length. This event is made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with New York City DEP. For more information, see phoenicialibrary.org.