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This past Monday, May 20 was an extremely exciting day for ArtsEmerson! Not only did we announce our 10th Anniversary Season and unveil our new brand, but a number of productions from our 2018/19 Season were honored at the 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards. We are thrilled to announce that Manual Cinema’s The End of TV (sound design by Kyle Vegter, puppets by Lizi Breit with associate puppet designer and storyboard artist Drew Dir, costumes…

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Last night, the nominations for the 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards were announced! ArtsEmerson is thrilled to have received two nominations as well as one win. Out of dozens of productions and performances, ArtsEmerson was nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Design, Large or Visiting Theater: The End of TV by Manual Cinema (sound design by Kyle Vegter, puppets by Lizi Breit with associate puppet designer and storyboard artist Drew Dir, costumes by Mieka Van…

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Our current production of Manual Cinema’s The End of TV touches on the story of economic hardship, as Louise loses her job at an a midwestern factory. Though the loss is catastrophic, it is the catalyst to her budding friendship with Flo, an elderly woman Louise meets when she becomes a Meals on Wheels driver. This story of hope, perseverance and change shows the true human connection amid not only the static, but unexpected life circumstances. As the…

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“The title is not meant to taken at face value. Nothing in this ingenious and spellbinding multimedia production is so linear as that.” “The quietly poignant story within The End of TV has to do with endings, but also with beginnings, and with the struggle in between those two poles of existence, and with the simple human connections that can make it bearable along the way.” “Remarkable show.” “The kind of person-to-person bond that is…

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Thank you for joining us for The End of TV by Manual Cinema! We are so thrilled to have the company back with us sharing this story of connection. Our marketing team has been diving deep into the themes of this story by publishing great pieces on our blog. One real highlight is this blog and video that follows a meal delivery service on their morning route. Take a second and check it out. As always, let…

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