Love and Trust. The struggle to grow and change. Like an invisible rope connecting us with the people of ancient Greece, Cupid and Psyche celebrates the human spirit in the best kind of tale: a love story with a happy ending. Cupid and Psyche is Figures of Speech Theatre’s adaptation of the 2000-year old Greek myth, told with actors, puppets, dance, and good humor. Since it won the coveted “UNIMA Citation of Excellence”, the highest award in American puppet theater, Cupid and Psyche has toured to theaters, festivals and schools from Maine to California to Lima, Peru, including two extended runs at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
Figures of Speech Theatre, a world-class performing group based in Freeport, Maine has toured from Tokyo to Europe to Broadway with performances featuring actors and puppets. They approach Cupid and Psyche with both respect and playful irreverence. The result is an entertaining collage of romance, drama, and outrageous humor. Intricately carved three-foot tall puppets portray Psyche and Cupid, while the dynamic roles of Venus and Zeus are played by actors Carol Farrell and John Farrell. Venus has an agent; Zeus wields a bullhorn.
The story begins whenVenus, the goddess of Beauty, is in a rage of jealousy over a young mortal woman, so she sends her son, Cupid, out to do his worst. But Cupid, the god of Love, falls in love himself with the irresistable Psyche. In the end, Love is triumphant and Happiness is eternal. Cupid and Psyche is delightful for audiences of all ages. Don’t miss it!