Thursday, January 31, 2013

Puppet Underground Returns

Photo courtesy of Puppet Underground

Our friends at the Puppet Underground are back, presenting the first Mount Pleasant show for 2013. It's next Thursday at La Casa. From the organizers:

Thursday, Feb 7th - 7:30pm
La Casa Community of Christ: 3166 Mt Pleasant St NW
$10-$15 Sliding Scale Suggested Donation

Puppet-show! Epic tragedy! Real story!
Puppeteers are in town with a show about all times!
From ancient Rome to the skyscrapers of New York...
A lot has changed! Little has changed!
Toy theatre magic, puppets, cantastorias, tricks and trombones.
Lace!! (??)

Live music! Live puppets! All alive! Bring a friend!

The Police State Cabaret is a tour collaboration between the Flying Donkey Puppet Theatre, Sam Wilson from the office of Ned Lud, and Lindsay McCaw (Dolly Wagglers). Their All Alive tour in the fall entertained the citizens of the police state, and since the police state is still going strong, so are they. The Cabaret is a full evening of cardboard puppet shows, duct taped live string and brass music, cantastoria, and some old wise ventriloquism, for good measure.

This aging ragtag group of puppeteers have over a decade of show making and scheming under their belts, having all worked independently and with Bread & Puppet Theater (Glover, VT), BareBones Productions (Minneapolis, MN),  Paperhand Puppet Intervention (NC) In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre (Minneapolis, MN), RPM Puppet Conspiracy (NC, VT), El Circo de Carton (Mexico), Partòt Parata and Fest-Festival (Bologna, Italy), All the Saints Theatre Company (Richmond VA) & Great Small Works (NYC).  
The evening promises to be cheap, real, unrehearsed, completely imperfect and ridiculously live."