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The Last Great Hunt's New Owner by Arielle Gray and Tim Watts, January 17, 2020 at 8pm; Jan. 18 at 2pm & 8pm; Jan. 19 at 2pm & 7pm

The Last Great Hunt's
New Owner
by Arielle Gray and Tim Watts
January 17, 2020 at 8pm
January 18 at 2pm & 8pm
January 19 at 2pm & 7pm

Tina McGuire Theatre
The Last Great Hunt's website

Download the New Owner playbill program

Bart is a boisterous puppy at the shelter, and Mabel is a lonely widow. The day they find each other marks the beginning of a profound friendship. But Mabel is old, and Bart is young – and, suddenly, he’s alone. Combining puppetry, live action and animation, New Owner transports audiences to a world full of adventures, told from a dog’s perspective. From the minds of Arielle Gray and Tim Watts, founding members of Australian theatre collective The Last Great Hunt, comes a touching and stunningly beautiful new story about loss, friendship and new beginnings — an up-close and personal experience at the intimate Tina McGuire Theatre.

A heartfelt and stunningly visual tale seen through the eyes of a puppy, New Owner is hailed by critics as a beloved, must-see production. Entrancing adults and children alike, New Owner was nominated for Best Presentation for Children at the 2017 Helpmann Awards — though it is recommended for ages 7 and up, as it contains scenes of sadness and loss that may be upsetting for very small children. Using primarily visual storytelling, the show is suitable for people with hearing impairments and/or those who speak languages other than English.

Puppetry Workshop with The Last Great Hunt
Saturday, January 18 at 3:30pm

Tina McGuire Theatre & Henry LaBrun Studio

Join the puppeteers of The Last Great Hunt for a workshop and behind-the-scenes examination of puppet manipulation and the creative process. Participants will examine performance techniques and craft their own paper puppetPlease note that this workshop has been rescheduled from January 17th at 4pm to January 18 th at 3:30pm.


Presented in partnership with
Asheville Humane Society