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SUM: A Shadow Puppet Reading of David Eagleman’s Tales from the Afterlives ()

Produced by

Sticks and Strings Theatre

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: David Eagleman
Director: Hans Krause


The Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse


July 6th, 2018 – July 15th, 2018


What happens after you die? You may find that God is the size of a microbe, or that heaven is just as dull as the suburbs. You may be reincarnated as a horse, or find out you were never alive at all. Are you the sum of what you’ve done, or what you could have been? At once unnerving, funny, and beautiful, David Eagleman’s “SUM” short stories are brought to life through shadow puppetry, projections, and live music. Will cause a desire to go home and cut out puppets, but will also remind you of your impending mortality. Prepare accordingly. (


Kyle Maenz Puppeteer
Carolyn Anderson Puppeteer
Alice Cavanagh Puppeteer
Lisa Amerongen Narrator
Stephanie Malek Narrator
Samuel Loeb Narrator
Mike “Nug” Nahrgang Narrator
Alice Stratford-Kurus Narrator

Creative Team

David Eagleman Playwright
Hans Krause Director
Lochlan Cox Illustrator
Brad Harley Illustrator
Trisha Abraham Illustrator
Blare Coughlin Illustrator
Summer Mackel Illustrator
Sequoia Erickson Choreographer


Jessica Sleeth Stage Manager
Sophia Fabiano Technician