A scene from the off-Broadway puppet play Chimpanzee.

Hamilton College Performing Arts presents the off-Broadway puppet play Chimpanzee on Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 pm in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center
for Music and the Performing Arts.

Directed, created, and designed by Nick Lehane, Chimpanzee is a one-animal show starring a
nameless chimpanzee in solitary confinement in a biomedical facility. The chimpanzee enacts recurrent memories of being raised by humans. The chimp is a puppet, manipulated by three puppeteers: Rowan Magee, Andy Manjuck, and Emma Wiseman. Chimpanzee shows the power of puppetry to elicit emotion without dialogue.

Lehane studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the
Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. He researched true events while writing this play. Chimpanzee was the recipient of the 2019 Jim Henson Foundation Residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for students. All seats are on stage, with a limit of 125 seats per evening. Please call in advance to arrange handicapped seating.

For tickets or more information call the box office at (315) 859-4331 or visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.

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