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BooTown’s latest production, White Raven, explores the life of a bird born with the wrong color feathers. His trials begin immediately in his first moments of life as he escapes being MURDERED at the hands (well, claws) of his own mother. He then must fend for himself amongst his feathered foes who reject him and literally put him on trial.

Director/curator Emily Hynds said this might not be a far cry from what happens in nature.

“I was inspired to do this show after seeing that internet meme circulating a while ago about already rare white ravens being murdered by their mothers. It may or may not be true, but regardless it makes for a good story,” Hynds said.

In other words, black crows are murdered by a murder. (Bird Fact: A group of crows is called a “murder.”). White ravens would be treated unkind by an unkind. (Bird Fact 2: A group of ravens is called an “unkind” or a “conspiracy.”)

BooTown’s White Raven will use shadow puppetry and stop motion animation to tell the tale of one such animal who has to learn the hard way that birds of a feather really do flock together.

Joining Hynds will be BooTown co-artistic director Lindsay Burleson as well as past puppeteer friends Jade Young and Mauricio Menjivar. Dave Merson Hess will create original animations and Joe Wozny (Turtle Turtle, Platahontas) returns to add his musical stylings in the form of an original score performed live.

White Raven opens Saturday August 29 and runs through Saturday September 12 at various venues around town (see calendar below). Tickets are pay-what-you-can (suggested donation of $10). For more information, please visit www.bootown.org.

BooTown is funded by a grant from the Houston Arts Alliance, Capacity Building Initiatives.

Rudyard’s British Pub
2010 Waugh, 77006
Saturday August 29
8 p.m.
With Special guests Joe Mathlete and Lucas Gorham performing (respective) sets after!

Devin Borden Gallery
3917 Main St, 77002
Friday September 4
8 p.m.
Monday September 7
8 p.m.

Alley Kat Bar and Lounge (upstairs)
3718 Main St, 77002
Thursday September 10
8 p.m.
Friday September 11
8 p.m.
Saturday September 12
8 p.m.
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By: BooTown

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