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The Last Great Hunt: New Owner

February 7, 2020 | 7:00 pm

Two dog puppets in the park.

New Owner
By Arielle Gray and Tim Watts
The Last Great Hunt [Australia]

“Watts and Gray’s storytelling art is deceptively simple but executed with considerable sophistication… New Owner sits perfectly in the timeless tradition of storytelling for children, and the child in all of us.” –West Australian


From the creators of The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer comes a play about loss, friendship, and new beginnings. Bart is a boisterous shelter puppy awaiting a home. Mabel is a lonely widow trying to fill the hole in her heart. A profound friendship begins the day they find each other, yet Mabel is old and Bart is young—and, after a short time together, suddenly alone. Combining puppetry, live performance, and animation, New Owner takes us on a journey of discovery and adventure, as seen through a dog’s eyes.



Photo: Daniel Grant Photographer and Tim Watts

New Owner was originally supported by the AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)’s new performance model. The Last Great Hunt is supported by the State Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.