Serious themes that were handled in a mature and intelligent manner by puppeteers who understand how to explore these themes using puppetry.
The Telltale Heart
The Tiger’s Prime Minister
Sammy and Sofa
A score of puppet artists mobilized in a benefit showcase for The Eugene O’Neill National Puppetry Conference.
The puppets are not treated as real characters but more like salt and pepper shakers– given a good shake every now and then in order to spice up the story.
When the chemistry clicks it’s hard not to get caught up in Tim and Jim’s off-the-monkey-stenciled-wall view of the world.
Puppeteers who perform outdoors should either receive medals or have their heads examined; few venues are as challenging.