Real Good For Free: Arm-of-the-Sea Theater @ HVCC 10/8/09


WHAT: Arm-of-the-Sea Theater presents “Mutual Strangers: Henry Hudson and the River that Discovered Him
WHEN: Noon, Thursday, Oct. 8
WHERE: Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Siek Campus Center
FREE and open to the public. Designed for all ages.

Teme Gwitet with his pet crow, from Mutual Strangers (photo by Elijah Vanaver)
Teme Gwitet with his pet crow, from Mutual Strangers (photo by Elijah Vanaver)

A large-scale mask and puppet theater performance, “Mutual Strangers” marks the 400th anniversary of Hudson’s world-changing voyage in September 1609. A small ship sent from Europe to find a northern route to the Orient sails 150 miles up a river on the “unknown” North American continent. The events that transpire on that voyage – the encounters of European sailors and indigenous people and the information brought back to the Dutch East India Company in Amsterdam – prefigure the interaction of cultures that will shape a new nation. “Mutual Strangers” re-imagines from multiple points of view Hudson’s voyage on the river that now bears his name. The play is based on the log of first mate Robert Juet, and the oral traditions of the Lenape and Mahican peoples.

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