“Masked Marvels & Wondertales” to Delight

Children of All Ages at the Majestic Theater

Michael Cooper spins tales and weaves stories using an unusual and colorful cast of characters. Creating a world where dogs wear hats, wild stallions are tamed, giant noses sneeze and fish bait candy to catch children in a pond, Masked Marvels & Wondertales is an unforgettable experience.  “Masked Marvels & Wondertales” will perform at Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater on May 10, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Referencing his childhood growing up on a ranch, Michael Cooper captivates his audience with tales of thrilling adventure, silly antics and outlandish possibilities. A show for everyone in the family, “Masked Marvels & Wondertales” is sure to capture hearts and stimulate imaginations.

“Michael Cooper is an eye-popping visual artist and virtuoso mime whose mesmerizing performances have dazzled audiences for almost thirty years,” remarked Jeffrey Gabel, Founding Executive Director at the Majestic. “His one-man extravaganza combines his breathtaking handcrafted masks, original stories of courage and wonder, outlandish stilt dancing and a physical repertoire that ranges from the madcap to the sublime.”

Taking up to three hundred hours to produce a single paper or cloth mask, Michael has elevated this most ancient of theater crafts to the level of a fine art. His ability as a wordsmith enables him to reel in the most discerning of crowds with the nuance of a poet, the joy and timing of a first rate comedian and the twists and intrigue of a master storyteller. And whether he’s high kicking on giant legs, animating one of his magical creations or quite literally “leaning on air,” the unending enthusiasm of this masked marvel captivates both young and old.

Tickets are priced at $15 Adults   and $10 children 12 & under. To purchase tickets, call 717-337-8200, or stop by the Box Office, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg.  The Box Office is open Monday through Saturday from Noon until 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For the show, we are offering Free Parking – Free Shuttle – Park in the Gettysburg College’s Constitutional Parking Lot. Shuttle starts one hour before the performance.

The Majestic Theater at the Jennifer and David LeVan Performing Arts Center is owned and operated by Gettysburg College as a cultural treasure for its campus and the community.