THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

"Where do you look when you have large puppets brought to life by energetic puppeteers working on a table top in front of a screen that has live drawings magically appearing? The puppets move with fluidity and the manipulators are intense, reflecting the emotion of the story as they create realistic movements.

Behind the screen, the Zoot Theatre Company’s creator and artistic director Tristan Cupp sits drawing for each performance, creating fine line instant descriptions of the story being told by the narrator. The effect is intriguing.

It’s easy to appreciate the natural movement of the puppets, each being handled by three puppeteers; to notice the puppets’ faces; and to track the artfully economic drawings being done in real time. The challenges for the Zoot Theatre Company are a gift to the audience."

-Jacqui Theobald, Dayton City Paper