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My Wicked, Wicked Garden of Desire

Jim Julien


Categories: Theater

Dates: September 12, 2023 - September 15, 2023

Run Time: 50 mins

Venue: MAAS Cottage


An extremely wicked gardener confronts the consequences of their wicked schemes when three spirits appear to address all this vile wickedness. Presented in a very intimate setting, this original shadow puppet show, created, crafted and performed by Jim Julien, will feature a variety of puppetry styles with multimedia elements that will bring a wickedly foul presence to a gentle garden setting. A delightfully dark garden will be planted from cursed seeds. The wickedness grows right up from the roots.

Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.

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About the Artist

Jim Julien is a performance artist, puppeteer, playwright and visual artist. Now a proud resident in the Philadelphia area, Mr. Julien was previously artistic co-director of the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival for 18 years. Mr. Julien’s work has won Fringe awards in Portland, ME, Pittsburgh, PA and Shenandoah (Staunton, VA) Fringe festivals and he has also performed in the St. Louis, Chicago and Nashville Fringe festivals. A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, his first full length play about a mad chef and his challenged staff and customers, THE CARO SAVANTI EXPERIENCE, premiered in 2013 and was remounted in 2016 in Asheville, NC.
Mr. Julien has been a regular contributor to the suggested-mature-audience-oriented Wham Bam Puppet Slam shows in clubs around Asheville. Mr. Julien was also a founding member of the Asheville Vaudeville Performance Collective, which has presented multiple (somewhat monthly) circus/burlesque/weird variety shows over the last 13 years in Asheville.


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