Ishi's Brain

Ishi's Brain
A Puppet Show by Eamon Espey and Lisa Krause

Featuring a performance by musician Christian Cummings before the puppet show

Saturday, May 4, 2013
8 o'clock pm
Tickets $12 {VPES Members $10}
Advance tickets available at

Using shadow puppets, a marionette, masks and a liberal use of painted cardboard, Ishi's Brain is based on a chapter in Eamon Espey's new graphic novel, Songs of the Abyss, published by Secret Acres. Inspired by the true story of a man who had been referred to as "the last wild Indian," this interpretation by Krause and Espey turns the story into a science fiction ritual with a lone spirit in his final days, guided by an alien shaman into the next world. Original soundtrack by Stephen Santillian of Baltimore bands Ghost Life and Thank You.
Eamon Espey is a cartoonist based in Baltimore whose books include Wormdye (2008) and Songs of the Abyss (2012).

Lisa Krause is a trained sculptor and has been an Associate Artist with Black Cherry Puppet Theater since 2009.

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