Arts on the Grounds

Gulliver, performed by Box Tale Soup

Saturday, October 22, 2022
2:00 pm PDT – 3:30 pm PDT

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street

An original adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s novel Gulliver’s Travels commissioned by the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

All attendees must adhere to the UCLA COVID-19 Protocol for Organized Events. This protocol will be in effect until further notice and adjusted as needed to respond to evolving public health conditions.

Face masks: It is strongly recommended that all attendees at indoor campus events wear a highly protective mask (i.e. surgical, N95, KN95, or KP94).

Requirements for event entry: All  attendees must present  proof  of  COVID-19  vaccination  or proof  of  negative  COVID-19 test per Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines.

Gulliver, a traveler and pioneer, shipwrecked and lost at sea for nine years, has returned. He tells tales of lands undiscovered and creatures unheard of, but is he really the same man who disappeared so long ago? They say travel broadens the mind…but how far before it breaks?

Actors: Adam Boyle, Noel Byrne, and Antonia Christophers
Performance length: 70 minutes with no intermission

Box Tale Soup is an award-winning theater company whose critically acclaimed productions have delighted thousands of people in the UK and abroad. The name comes from their signature style, packing whole handmade worlds into a vintage trunk with a delicious mix of puppetry, movement, theater, and music.

Dance-like choreography and fervent attention to detail combine with beautifully considered writing that puts the story first—this is an artisanal, handcrafted approach to theater with a style unlike any other.

Seamlessly blending multiple disciplines, including puppetry, mask, physical theater and all original music, in the world of Box Tale Soup even the stories you know aren’t quite as you remember.

Arts on the Grounds creates intersections of literature and the performing arts.  Events have included modern interpretations of classical theater and site-specific productions designed for the Clark grounds. The program engages a broad new range of audiences and brings the Library’s rich collections to life through performance.

Tickets: Free, limit of 4 per person. Bookings will close when capacity is reached.

Gulliver is recommended for ages 12+

[A second performance of Gulliver will show at 5:30 p.m.]

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