A score of puppet artists mobilized in a benefit showcase for The Eugene O’Neill National Puppetry Conference.
Spaghetti Dinners provide an opportunity to share ideas with fellow artists in a convivial atmosphere.
Two examples of full time professional puppeteers who also choose to freely give their energies and time to promoting the art of puppetry.
“Brain scrambler” is an apt description of this ninety minute thrill ride that twists and turns and doubles back on itself.
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.
The trick to making a classic tale work is to find a way to relate the story to today’s mindset.