The five homeless characters portrayed in Who's Hungry (pictured), an innovative puppet play by Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin getting its Connecticut premiere at Wesleyan's World Music Hall on Friday and Saturday, are based on real people: a former interior designer, a recovering junkie (now caseworker), a sickly subsidized-housing resident, a Brooklynite and an aging California skateboarder. The show tells their stories on a 24-foot-long dinner table, on which four puppeteers will manipulate some fairly impressive puppets; Seattle composer Amy Denio provided the score. Hang around after each show for Skype discussions with the actual folks whose stories you'll hear.
Dan Froot and Dan Hurlin: Who's Hungry
Sept. 27-28, 8 p.m., $6-$23, World Music Hall, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, wesleyan.edu/cfa