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Disfarmer - Thursday, November 5, and Friday, November 6, 2009

Conceived and directed by Dan Hurlin Original music by Dan Moses Schreier Text by Sally Oswald

Thursday, November 5, and Friday, November 6, 2009 8:00 pm - Ina and Jack Kay Theatre

Disfarmer examines the contradictions in the life of American photographer and hermit Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959) through the medium of puppet theater. Through portrait photography, Disfarmer captured the essence of the citizens of Heber Springs, Arkansas with a touching simplicity. The following UM library resources include reproductions and critical reception of Mike Disfarmer's works, information about puppetry, and resources relating to UMD's most famous and beloved puppeteer, Jim Henson:

  Books - Mike Disfarmer   Articles - Mike Disfarmer, and the puppet theater piece Disfarmer.   Information about puppetry in the UM Libraries   Jim Henson Resources