Using the Japanese art of origami as a metaphor, Animals Out of Paper is a humorous, emotionally powerful and uplifting exploration of how life can get messy as it unfolds and the healing power of art. World-famous origami artist Ilana Andrews has “folder’s block.” Her husband left her, her three-legged dog ran away, and she is struggling with a loss of inspiration. Opening her studio to a high school math teacher and a hip-hopping origami prodigy, all three of these intriguing characters become folded together, marvelously reshaping each other through the discovery that life and love can’t always be neatly arranged. Nominated for the Outstanding Off-Broadway Play of 2009.
The Banyan Theater Company is located at 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, 941-351-2808. Check it out before it leaves town!