A Mardi Gras Sisyphus Story

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For many New Orleanians, Mardi Gras season is the time to take down the boxes stuffed with glittery fabric and feathers, hit the thrift stores, and start stirring the paper mache. What does costuming mean? A time to escape, a time to play, a time to hide and be seen all at once. And sometimes, your costume becomes something else: it tells you a story about your own life.

When Chris Lane decided to become Sisyphus for Mardi Gras in 2006, he had no idea that making his costume would be like pushing a boulder up a hill.  And it was only later when he realized that living in New Orleans is a little like being Sisyphus, everyday.

With the voices of Jackie Mang, Dave Foster, Greg Schatz, Reg Medelin, and Gianna Chachere. Music is by Schatzy.

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