An original theatrical adaptation based on Neil Gaiman's "The Wolves in the Walls" (c. 2003).
Acting Unlimited (AUI) and Wanderlust Theatre Co. are teaming up with the UL-Lafayette Performing Arts Department to present an exciting addition to the Lafayette, Louisiana summer theatre calendar: WOLVES IN THE WALLS, a world premiere adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s award-winning children’s book “The Wolves in the Walls”.
Lucy is hearing strange noises in the walls – noises she believes to be wolves. No one believes her… except her puppet, Pig. Then one night, Lucy discovers that the wolves in the walls are real. And they’re coming out to play…
Adapted for the stage by local playwright Cody Daigle, WOLVES IN THE WALLS will feature a spectacular puppetry design by Brady McKellar and Elsa Dimitriadis, artistic directors of Wanderlust Theatre Co., incorporating a host of puppetry techniques. The show will be a visually rich and exciting theatrical event filled with puppetry, pandemonium and the dark fantasy world of Neil Gaiman.
“The show’s designed to be something local audiences have never seen,” said Daigle, the production’s playwright. “We want to dazzle audiences with puppetry and theatre magic they’ve never seen before, but we also want them to be emotionally swept away by the story. It’ll be a really unforgettable evening.”
The production will also receive support from the area’s vibrant visual arts community. Rob Guillory, local artist and an Eisner-award winning creator of the comic book series “Chew,” will supply the poster art for the production.
Gaiman and McKean’s “The Wolves in the Walls” was first published in 2003, and it won awards for the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book (2003), the IRA/CBC Children's Choice (2004) award and the British Science Fiction Association award for Short Fiction (2003). This production has the blessing of Gaiman and his team, and it will be the only time this version of the show will be performed anywhere.
Recreating the amazing world invented by Gaiman in WOLVES IN THE WALL is a scary and exhilarating prospect, and we need your help. Your donation will help to create the puppets and set for the show, and ensure that the show we create will be a unique and exciting one for Lafayette.
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