If you asked Edith who her favorite musician is she would probably look at you blankly and then say something random. However if you asked her if she likes Red Yarn then she would likely say “Red Yarn my favorite” she would also probably go on to tell you that we listen to Red Yarn in the car (on repeat- yes I now know 90% of the words) and she would also tell you how she saw him at the Playdate show (she stared and pointed in awe). Needless to say Red Yarn is popular in our home and we listen to Red Yarn daily (sometimes all day).
So all that being said I have exciting news regarding Red Yarn (AKA Andy Furgeson) and the release of his grant funded musical puppet film called The Deep Woods. Just like at Red Yarn’s live shows The Deep Woods transports audiences to a magical forest where all the animals of American folksongs live together. The pilot shows how Red Yarn chased a rabbit named Bob (Edith’s favorite character) into the Deep Woods, befriended more critters and started a traveling band with them. The Deep Woods won’t survive unless children remember these old characters and songs, so Red takes the critters back to the “real world” where they live in his basement and travel to shows in a suitcase. The pilot features four music videos of songs from the album, plus a live performance scene and narrative thread.
I can tell you as an adult I have really come to love listening to Red Yarn as well. Red Yarn really has a great way of being appealing to both kids and adults. While I might be as excited as Edith I have to say I am excited for the pilot premiere and I can’t wait to see Edith’s face when we take her.
Here is a sneak peak from the pilot (aka the most played YouTube video at our house):
So who is going to join us? We bought our tickets and can’t wait to watch the pilot and of course enjoy the live music, puppetry and Q&A with the film’s creators and puppet cast. So mark your calendars and buy your tickets! Details below.
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202
Saturday, December 6, 3:30-4:30pm & 5:00-6:00pm
$5/person. All ages. ADA accessible.
Advance tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/940973
Funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council