adapted and directed by Thomas Murray
from "Kwaidan" by Lafcadio Hearn
A samurai is unsuccessful in his hunt for food until he encounters a pair of mandarin ducks. Despite their sacred symbolism, he shoots one. But he is haunted that night by the ghost of the other duck, now eternally separated from her mate.
Puppet designs by Felysia Havens, Alison Owen, and Mary Rathell
Shadow scenery by Nia Perez-Vera
Projection design by Dylan Bomgardner
Sound design by Kyle Bentley
Theatre 101, Virginia Tech, December 2016