For Immediate Release
March 14, 2019
Press Contact: Alison Simcox; 518.523.2512
LPCA Presents an Enchanting Undersea Adventure for All Ages
Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) and The Last Great Hunt are proud to present two showings of The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, April 3 and 4 at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is a tiny tale set in the deepest dark blue sea, of a solitary explorer with a heart as big as a whale. In a highly imaginative fusion of animation, puppetry, projections, live and recorded music, master storyteller Tim Watts tells the tale of Alvin Sputnik, deep sea explorer, and the search for his lost love in the seemingly endless depths of the ocean.
Using a constantly creative, beguiling and quirky blend of live action, puppetry, animation, music and film, Australian genius Tim Watts tells his story of love, loss and quiet heroism with engaging energy and an enchanting magic. Young and old – both adults and children – will delight in this wonderfully romantic hour of pure entertainment.
This production was originally supported by The Blue Room and Perth Theatre Company. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
About Tim Watts
Tim is a performer, director, producer, puppeteer and animator. He is a founding member of The Last Great Hunt, a new theatre company based in Perth, Western Australia. He has created and toured theatre all around Australia and the world, winning numerous awards and critical acclaim along the way. In 2009 he created The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, which has been performing sell-out seasons all around the world including Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Edinburgh, Dublin, Seoul, Taipei, Auckland, and New York, receiving numerous awards including “Outstanding Solo Show” at the New York International Fringe Festival and “Best Puppetry” at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
About The Last Great Hunt
The Last Great Hunt is a collective of artists that create, produce and tour new innovative theatre. The Last Great Hunt artists have a combined 52 years of experience in making theatre and have received critical acclaim both at home and abroad. Operating out of Perth, Western Australia, these artists prove that living in the most isolated capital city in the world is no limit to creating great theatre.
About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.