Sheila Kerrigan is the mime who can’t find a box she fits inside.
Mime Explains String Theory
or, Mime Explains Life and Death
A performance for adults, ages 13-113
The mime starts before birth, ends after death, and toddles unsteadily through the thirteen stages of woman. She is born, she crawls, walks, runs, and revels in the joys of living in a body. Adolescence hits her with a feather boa and heels. She falls in love, becomes a mother, and raises a child. She suffers loss, accidentally discovers the meaning of life, and struggles to communicate it.
It’s a talking mime show. It’s a serious comedy with quirky humor, uplifting surprises, puppetry, metaphysics, and metaphor. It looks at the arc and cycle of life in a way that is especially meaningful for older audiences. It is ideal for grandparents to see with their teenage grandchildren. And it leaves audiences with that rising feeling.
What people have said about it:
“I laughed till I cried!”
“It was brilliant!”
“I loved the story.”
“It was deep. I could see the web that connects us all.”
“It was a touching, amazing and moving performance.”
“The things we cannot see become visible.”
“Beautifully done–downright poetic.”
Check out the five-minute version of Mime Explains String Theory on YouTube:
(Photos by Steve Clarke)