Idiot String and the Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players inspire enjoyment of community, pride in place, and creative imagination by offering free public performances and opportunities for educational programs. We create live, participatory performance events that bring delight to community public spaces, using simple machines to create low-tech theatrical magic and a sense of wonder. Our performances invigorate public space, empower imaginative interaction with the physical world, and activate connections between people.
In 2014, Idiot String premiered its adaptation of Rudyard Kipling stories, O Best Beloved, at the San Francisco Fringe Festival and has since toured to schools, and across the Bay Area during our 2014 parks and public spaces tour aboard FluxWagon with our eccentric thespian troupe, the Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players. Most recently, we finished a summer FluxWagon tour of Bay Area parks and public spaces featuring the Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players’ adaptation of Aesop’s Fables, called Aesop Amuck.
As reported at the Peripatetic Players online HQ by intrepid correspondent Percival Perkins, the 2016 summer hit Shakespeare or Space Wars will be touring Bay Area parks and public spaces again in summer 2017.