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The Adventures of Charcoal Boy Eric Novak, Sarah Provost & Elyas Khan

The Adventures of Charcoal Boy played from April 1-17, 2006. 

About the show

The Adventures of Charcoal Boy brings to life a young tree branch who is struck by lightning and wakes to find himself on a journey of self-discovery in a very strange world. This show features puppets by Eric Novak and direction by Sarah Provost with live music by Elyas Kahn of the gypsy band Nervous Cabaret.


Creator, Puppetry Director: Sarah Provost
Creator, Design Director: Eric Novak 
Composer, Musical Director, Narrator: Elyas Khan 

Show Press

“Superbly directed.... Beautiful puppets... Ethereal rock music... "Charcoal Boy" is sure to please. ”
— Ryan McWilliams, The Village Voice
“The conventions combined with the music and the well-choreographed puppeteers make this one of the best shows I've seen this year. ”
— Richard Hinojosa,