Vic Waclawik @ Cloisters Carpark
8:30pm, Sun 29 Feb 2004
Plato’s Cave is a neat little red-and-white-striped tent that sits in the Cloisters Carpark on certain evenings. Starting 8:30pm, short shadow-puppet shows with a pre-recorded soundtrack are performed every half-hour, up to 11:30pm.
The show I managed to catch was Orpheus (and the Underworld). The puppetry was fine, but it was the soundtrack that made it work – Orpheus, rather than emitting harp-like sounds when strumming his harp, tended to belt out Led Zep tunes rather proficiently. Class!
Plato’s Cave hosts four different stories; unfortunately, I only ever seem to be available when Orpheus is on, and can’t comment on the others. Well worth 10 minutes (and a gold coin or two when the collection goes around after the show).