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A Quarreling Pair

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A Quarreling Pair
Aphids presents

A Quarreling Pair

A Triptych of Small Puppet Plays

Aphids' production A QUARRELING PAIR is a compelling program of three miniature puppet plays inspired by the work of the same name by American avant-garde writer Jane Bowles.

Jane Bowles' A Quarreling Pair is an intense study of the desire to feel both safe and free in our most precious relationships. Charged with Bowles' unique blend of comedy and dark candour, this play is juxtaposed with two new works that elaborate on her ambivalent imagery - each written for two sister characters. In Mr Peterson's Milk by Lally Katz, the sisters are fearlessly together, sharing a surreal adventure inside the milkman's brain. And When They Were Good by Cynthia Troup finds the sisters restless, inhabiting an old fairytale.

A QUARRELING PAIR vividly combines object theatre, puppets, music, and the inimitable talents of actor Caroline Lee and puppeteer Sarah Kriegler.

A Quarreling Pair

by Jane Bowles (copyright © 1966 by Jane Bowles, used with permission of The Wylie Agency LLC)

Mr Peterson’s Milk

by Lally Katz

And When They were Good

by Cynthia Troup


Director: Margaret Cameron
Performers: Caroline Lee, Sarah Kriegler
Sound Design: Jethro Woodward
Lighting Design: Richard Vabre
Songs: Paul Bowles
Producer: David Young

"... the tiny, intimate A Quarreling Pair by Aphids was a quiet revelation with its shifting weave of human and puppet, voice and soundscore." – RealTime

Previous Presentations

Melbourne International Arts Festival, La Mama Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, 2004

One Van International Puppet Festival, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, 2005
Castlemaine State Festival, Victoria, 2006
Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, 2006
La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City, 2009
Festival dei Mondi, Teatro Patologico, Rome, 2011

NYC Reviews:

Richard Hinojosa, nytheatre.com, 5 November 2009
Philippa Wehle, nytheatre-wire.com, 6 November 2009

NYC Interviews can be read here:

— Interview with New York Theatre Wire
— Interview New York's Time Out

Image by Yatzek.

The script A Quarreling Pair: A Triptych of Small Puppet Plays can be purchased through the online shop.