On 10 June 2006, villagers of Kinahredjo hosted a shadow puppet performance for fellow Merapi refugees--a show that pulled in more local viewers than the televised World Cup semi-finals. Here a dalang (puppeteer) pits an evil ogre against the noble hero Arjuna, out to save a world beseiged by woes. The contest was one of many trials in a 9pm to 5am performance (no intermissions!) which climaxed with Arjuna receiving the divine power needed to return the Earth to order. An ancient art, Javanese shadow theater commonly weaves modern dilemmas into a complex traditional tapestry.