Adult Puppet Shows: Calgary

Posted on August 7, 2006 Under Art

Puppet shows are popping up in the most unlikely places, and this one, recommended by a French friend, has me considering a trip to Canada. The Calgary-based Old Trout Puppet Workshop puts on quite the metaphorical and innovative performance with their designed-for-adults show, Famous Puppet Death Scenes. I'm told it's poignant, preposterous, utterly comical and sometimes satirical– the perfect introduction to this intense and talented world. Granted, sometimes, the eye-candy is worth more than the ear-candy, but with puppets, I think that's the point. Bottom string: if you find the guy to the left twisted or frightening in a good way, or if you've seen the Dark Crystal multiple times, this will please.