War Horse ‘Live’ At Avon

(3.2) The National Theatre’s original stage production of ‘War Horse’ will be broadcast live from London’s West End to cinemas including the Avon — two shows Thursday, one Sunday. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural […]

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‘Foot Apple Parade’ At Craftland

The name Xander Marro pops up so frequently around town that one could be forgiven for thinking there are several Xander Marro’s who must occasionally have to get together to exchange misdirected mail. But Xander Marro — artist, community activist, performer, filmmaker, former managing director of AS220, and co-founder of feminist art collective the Dirt

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Mercy Brown Lives On

Vampire or not, Mercy Brown has indeed achieved a kind of immortality. This bleak but compelling 19th century episode involving the Brown family of Exeter, Rhode Island continues to inflame the imagination and inspire pilgrimages to the poor girl’s grave. This Friday, the Awesome Collective will perform their interpretation of the events surrounding the death

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‘Blood From A Turnip’ Puppet Salon

It’s that time of the every other month again. ‘Blood From a Turnip’ — which has been bringing short form puppetry to adult audiences for over a dozen years at Perishable Theatre — is doing it again this Friday at 10pm.  The other thing they’ve been doing from the beginning is charging only five bucks

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Fledgling Festival V

Peter Deffet and Perishable Theatre present the Fledgling Festival V — short performances for live audiences. Get out of the summer heat and check out The Fledgling Festival as it enters its fifth season, its fourth at Perishable Theatre. Festival founder and curator Peter Deffet presents new works of dance, theater, puppetry, music and mania

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A Czech Is The Master

An unusual production tonight at AS220 — Yorick’s Marionettes Play Shakespeare. Here’s what they have to say for themselves. Marionettes are puppets activated by strings. Those used by Yorick’s Productions are hand carved by artist Dusan Petran, a native of the former Czechoslovakia. Mr. Petran studied the Theater Arts at the Janacek Academy of Arts

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Bread and puppets for all–all weekend long!

 If you’ve never seen Bread & Puppet Theatre, they’ve been around since the early ’60s, using puppets and other visuals to tell stories without words.  We’ve been to their museum in VT, enjoying 20-odd-foot-tall puppets, fresh baked bread, and cheap, zany artwork (our kitchen houses a screen print saying, “Let’s eat garlic and make out”).  Tonight catch

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There has been a recent down trend in the number of puppet related posts. Let’s correct that problem with sock puppets singing Lithium by Nirvana as performed by the Polyphonic Spree: [youtube:http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cGDzY2jDqSM] and Cake’s version of Black Sabbath’s War Pigs: [youtube:http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=C2pgqfasrxM]

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