Lost in the World of the Automaton
This telling of Beauty and the Beast trades the castle, forest and provincial town for a wondrous new setting on a steamship inhabited by a living mechanical man. La Belle captures youthful imaginations with elegant puppets, animatronics, and an endless stream of visual effects. The story of the beautiful woman and the mechanical man comes to life through songs, storytelling, and a vast land of make-believe. The adults will enjoy a touch of slapstick humor, reminiscent of silent film stars Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. The whole family will marvel at the touching tale of love between two very different beings, united in a wonder-filled world. VPAC has imported this inventive theater company, Imago, from Portland, Oregon.