Open Eye Figure Theatre Presents


A world premiere!

September 20 - 23, 2018

Created and performed by Kevin Kling and Clare Murphy

A chicken wakes up in 2018 to the sky falling down. As she runs along a dangerous road littered with foxes and falsehoods, she encounters fables, myths, and history that illuminate and obfuscate her path. What will become of her and the ship she sailed in on? World-class storytellers Kevin Kling (USA) and Clare Murphy (Ireland) create a mythic allegory for our times, as told by farmyard animals.

Kevin Kling has been a regular on the Open Eye stage for many years and for this show he's bringing back Irish storyteller Clare Murphy, first seen at Open Eye in FOUR DIRECTIONS.

Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, delivers hilarious, often tender stories. Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are. More about Kevin.

Clare Murphy is a storyteller. She travels the world and tells stories. From mainstages of theatres to medieval roundtowers Clare has told tales for all ages in more than 20 countries. Her work includes the political folkloric work such as her Syrian piece “The King of Lies” to playful pieces like UniVerse which explores where quantum physics, philosophy and mythology meet. More about Clare.



$22 —  General Admission
$18 — Seniors
$15 — Students
A limited number of $10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available online. Pay as able at the door.
A limited number of pay as able tickets are available at the door.
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Performance Schedule
September 20, 7:30pm
September 21, 7:30pm
September 22, 7:30pm SOLD OUT
September 23, 4pm SOLD OUT

Recommended for ages 15 and up.


Gallery Show
Just as storytellers Kevin and Clare spin old tale into new meaning, fellow visual artist Matthew Lintott creates contemporary images insured by the traditional art of Japanese woodblock printing. On view September 20 - 30

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