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Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada solitarily marks time in the patterns of a life built for two. However, a traveling carnival and a trip to a mirror maze plunges her into a journey across the thresholds of life and death. Set in a landscape of the New England gothic, Ada/Ava uses a story of the fantastic and super natural to explore mourning and melancholy, self and other.

“An exquisitely precise piece of visual story telling” 

– The Guardian

“Manual Cinema is talent incarnate.” 

– Time Out New York

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Winner: National Puppet Festival - Best Design

Winner: National Puppet Festival - Best of Festival

Winner: Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Sell Out Show

Time Out New York - Critic's Pick

New York Times - Critic's Pick

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