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Baba Yaga: A Portrait of the Wickedest Witch

Presented by Harms Insurance Group and Earthling Interactive

Guest Artist: NYC Costume Designer David Quinn

February 10-12 and 17-19, 2017

Overture Center for the Arts

201 State St Madison WI 53703

Fri: 7:30pm      Buy Tickets
Sat: 5pmBuy Tickets
Sat: 8pmBuy Tickets
Sun: 2:30pmBuy Tickets

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Tickets: www.overturecenter.org, 608.258.4141

Ticket Prices: $29/general, $22/students, $14/children, youth


In a deep, dark forest. In a house that sits on chicken legs. In a mortar, as she flies through the night sky.

It’s Baba Yaga, the grotesque old witch who has haunted Russian folktales and fascinated painters and writers for hundreds of years. This mysterious and evil old woman, a peasant girl named Vasilisa, her magic doll, and her wicked stepsisters come to life in a vivid Cinderella story. Complemented by puppetry, storytelling techniques, and fantastical costumes by acclaimed New York designer David Quinn, this portrait is beautifully rendered by the always creative choreography of Kanopy Artistic Directors Lisa Thurrell and Robert E. Cleary, in collaboration with other company members.

Join us for a spectacular and enchanting exploration of this mysterious character, who so many artists have been drawn to over the centuries.


Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday Feb 10, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall, Overture Center
Show ticket or ticket stub to Baba Yaga for admittance.
Meet the artists. Learn about the fantastic folk tale of Baba Yaga.

Master Class with Dee King, Physical Theater Artist, Puppeteer
Saturday Feb 11, 10:30am-12:00pm, Kanopy Studio, 341 State St Madison WI 53703

Photography by Shawn Harper