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Flint & Tinder Presents: Close to Decline


About the show:

Puppetry, masks, and object theater bring a woman’s nursing home visit to the stage, and illuminate the emotional landscape she crosses on this tiny everyday voyage. What does it take to connect with someone who’s on their way out? Close to Decline invites the audience to laugh at what makes this so hard, and cry about what makes this so easy. Deep sadness, absurd joy, comedic failure, beauty in the mundane, and a dancing chair. MacRostie brings this new work to the Tank after a highly praised workshop performance in the 2012 Puppet Lab at St. Ann’s Warehouse.


Close to Decline is presented with generous support from the Jim Henson Foundation.

Photos by Richard Termine

About Marta Mozelle MacRostie

Marta Mozelle MacRostie has performed at The New Victory Theater, La Mama, PS 122, The Guggenheim, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institute, Berkeley Repertory Theater, and the windows Bergdorf Goodman Department Store. Recent credits include: La Davina Caricatura with Mabu Mines, Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead with Phantom Limb Company and Tectonic Theater Company, Gotham Chamber Opera & Blind Summit collaboration Puss in Boots. Marta's own short works have appeared at puppet slams across the city and the US, and a workshop segment of Close to Decline was presented last spring as part of Labapalooza! at St. Ann's Warehouse. Marta holds a degree in Puppetry and Music from UMass

Earlier Event: March 21
The Tennessee Project