Wakka Wakka - SAGA

"so full of big laughs and offers so much to love...

all you’ll remember is how much fun you had."

- The Village Voice

Wakka Wakka - SAGA - We Protest
Wakka Wakka - SAGA - Boat
Wakka Wakka - SAGA - Bills
Wakka Wakka - SAGA - Car
Wakka Wakka - SAGA - Tiny Viking
Wakka Wakka - SAGA - Bank
Wakka Wakka - SAGA - Crash Horses
Wakka Wakka - Big Viking
Wakka Wakka - SAGA - Horses
Wakka Wakka - SAGA - Baby Olli
Wakka Wakka - SAGA - Viking with Axe

*Photos by Jim Baldassare, John Stenersen, Wakka Wakka

Iceland. Family. Crisis.

Gunnar Oddmunson’s life is in ruins. He is standing alone with a shovel in his hands, wondering how it all went wrong. He was feeling lucky, successful, and had big dreams for the future before the Icelandic economy collapsed, setting a new world record in national bankruptcy. Now he dreams only of justice. When his family abandons him and the bank takes his house and car, Gunnar’s ancient Norse desire for blood revenge awakens. The battle has begun…

SAGA features 30 puppets, ranging from 3 inches to 10 feet, portrayed by an international cast of puppeteers from Iceland, Norway, Ireland and the US.

A co-production with Nordland Visual Theatre, “SAGA” ran Off-Broadway at the Baruch Performing Arts Center from March 8 – April 14, 2013. The show was made possible by grants and support from The New York State Council on the Arts, Norsk Kulturråd (Arts Council Norway), The Jim Henson Foundation, The Norwegian Consulate General of NY, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Puppetry Conference and was co-presented by the Baruch Performing Arts Center.

Since its NYC run, SAGA has enjoyed a 3 month Scandinavian tour and an appearance at the 47th International Puppet Festival of Croatia, where it won the Festival’s Grand Prix for Best Overall Production.  Other appearances include:

  • Arts Fest Iceland
  • Porsgrunn International Theatre Festival, Norway
  • Stamsund International Theatre Festival, Norway
  • Figura Festival, Baden, Switzerland
  • Lutke International Puppet Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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•Winner Special Drama Desk Award 2013 for Sophisticated Puppetry

•Winner Grand Prix 47th Annual International Puppetry Festival, Croatia