May 17 - May 18, 2013
Greek mythology meets burlesque, puppetry, and a modern Americana score in the latest original piece from acclaimed ensemble Liars & Believers, creators of last year’s gritty hit, 28 Seeds. Minnie’s Menagerie, a peculiar Depression-era sideshow, is raking it in with the help of Daedalus’s whimsical technology. But when Daedalus’s son falls in love with Minnie’s daughter, the star attraction, their passion and plans to escape threaten to bring it all crashing down. ICARUS features an original Americana score by Nathan Leigh (Song of Songs) and the fantastical puppetry of Faye Dupras. Each show will open with a local band, burlesque, and carnival performers. The opening bands will be, Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library and What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? ICARUS is supported by the Cambridge Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Recently, Liars & Believers was hailed, "the region's most experimental and visionary artists," by Boston Survival Guide.