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Visionary Puppetry: Descent of the Goddess Inanna

Based on a 5,000-year-old Sumerian myth from the land that is now Iraq, this live theatrical animation features 17 large puppets, 8 actors, music, video and the dazzling richness, broad humor and erotic imagery of the ancient texts.

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"The Goddess of Heaven and Earth descends to visit her sister, Queen of the Underworld, while a present-day woman finds herself in nightmare. In these twin journeys, the mundane and the mythic merge in a struggle toward resurrection. The theme is the destruction and rebirth of the Divine Feminine, its impact on our inner quest as well as its implications for global survival.

The Independent Eye, now in its 34th season as a national touring ensemble, premieres this first production of its "Mythic Kitchen" series.

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