Wake Up, Daisy!
Verrrry loosely adapted from "Sleeping Beauty," Wake Up, Daisy! is a commission from Central Park's historic Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, and the latest whimsical collaboration between Sam and Yo, Vikings! collaborator, Marcus Stevens.
Daisy Greene is a very cautious 16-year-old New Yorker... hey, you'd be cautious too if your parents had forgotten to invite Marisol-From-Down-The-Hall to your third birthday party and she'd cursed you to someday prick your finger and nap forever! But when Daisy's best friend Tim-From-Across-The-Way convinces Daisy to finally leave her house and plant trees in Central Park, Marisol's curse is realized and Daisy finds herself deeply asleep and lost in the center of a labyrinth of her own dreams. Can Daisy throw caution to the wind and risk it all to wake herself up?
This 40-minute long musical puppet show was one week shy of opening when COVID-19 hit New York. Even today, the puppets are waiting in the wings, ready to sing, dance, and make magic at the Cottage whenever we can next gather safely.