From an authentic Victorian-era mansion..
..to the People’s Art Festival and Motor City Pride, to an evening of Opulence at District VII and a standing-room-only night of Puppets & Passion at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Under the Poppy’s floozies, puppets, and true lovers have offered site-specific entertainments unlike any other.
The story of the brothel, and of Istvan on the road back to his one true love, was presented in “chapters” of performative fiction, as wine flowed, masks and Victorian attire were enjoyed, and spectators and performers alike immersed themselves in the same charged atmosphere of pleasure and longing, anticipation and desire . . . And the best is yet to be.
Enjoy the images from the Under the Poppy events, download the scripts written by Kathe Koja, and travel along with us on the road that leads to our full performance event – an unforgettable evening Under the Poppy.