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Traditional Indonesian shadow-puppet theater goes Hollywood with Wayang Listrik: Electric Shadows of Bali, a collaboration between Balinese puppetmaster I Wayan Wija and American filmmaker and theater artist Larry Reed, who’s studied and adapted the Balinese art for more than 30 years. The piece casts the images of actors, dancers, and puppets on a giant screen, using multiple light sources for a contemporary cinematic effect. The story, however, is ancient: the Hindu creation myth, in which the gods gain immortality and escape the world of demons. The performance—presented by the Jim Henson Festival of Puppet Theater and part of the Washington Performing Arts Society’s Family Friendly Series—will be accompanied by a live gamelan orchestra, whose rippling, chiming percussive pulse is a religious experience in itself. At 7 p.m. at Lisner Auditorium, 21st & H Sts. NW. $22-30. (202) 833-9800. (MJ)