Travel Through Time with HSP

From the Historical Society of Pennsylvania:

For a weekend in April, the library at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will be transformed through the imagination of performance artist Sebastienne Mundheim. Mundheim and her team travel through time, using puppetry, dance, storytelling, and the archives of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for inspiration. The performance is part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), a month-long city-wide festival produced by the Kimmel Center. This year the festival celebrates time travel – what better way to do that than through the magic of an archive…a paper time machine. Performances are scheduled for 4, 6, and 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, Sunday, April 14, and Monday, April 15.

This is your chance to experience the Society’s beautiful, historic Reading Room as you never have before. The audience will encounter sleeping giants, stomping faceless warriors in weighted costumes made of books, and silent planters who insist that history is best kept by the ringing of the trees. Through their questions we discover our own, and reflect on how we chose to see ourselves in the context of the past.

Tickets to ArkHIVE are $20 for general admission. HSP members can purchase tickets for $15; the student price is $10. Seating is limited, so buy your tickets today! Performance runs for 40 minutes.

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