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Little Onion Puppet Company Presents

OTOSAN

By Randi Edmundson, Jess Amy Shead, and Shizuka Kai

Otosan is based on Shizuka Kai’s real life experience of trying to connect with her father, a dedicated wildlife documentary videographer. Spirited Shizu and her serious father struggle to appreciate each other in their day-to-day lives — that is, until the day little Shizu hides in her father’s suitcase and travels secretly to his most dangerous destination…The North. At first, Shizu is nothing but a nuisance to her gruff, no-nonsense father. But, as they encounter grizzly bears, snowy owls, white wolves and other Arctic critters, the pair is forced to face challenges together, and come closer to a mutual understanding. We see the difficult reality of building a relationship with a parent who is physically and emotionally far away. This production features puppets, real wildlife footage projections, highly physical storytelling and an original score.