Famous Puppet Death Scenes
The Old Trout Puppet Workshop (Calgary)
Mar 31 – Apr 19, 2015
Eligible for 14/15 Cultch subscription packages.
Mar 31, Apr 1-4, 7-11, 14-18: 8PM
Apr 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19: 2PM
Lively post-show talkbacks: Apr 2, 5, 7, 12, 14
Preview: Mar 31
Opening Night: Apr 1
Running time: 80 min, no intermission
The beloved Old Trouts return to Vancouver with their hit show! After many long and brutal years on the road in Europe, the US, and the rest of Canada, they’ve grown wrinkled and semi-feral, but they’ve come back with a promise: this show will cure your fear of death. Say goodbye to anxiety about difficult choices, to dreading birthdays, and to desperate pleas for immortality through fame, art, or progeny. Through a collection of famous scenes culled from the absolute best puppet shows in history, the Old Trouts will deconstruct your traumatized psyche and reconstruct you so that death means nothing to you anymore. In a way, they promise ever-lasting life. Through a puppet show. That’s right. Don’t miss it!
Contains mature content, smoke, strobe lights, and puppet nudity.
Please note: This show is performed at the York Theatre
639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 2W2 [Map Link]
One of the best shows of the year… not to be missed” – The Globe & Mail
Exquisite… boundless invention… virtuosity… ” – Variety Magazine
Original… hilarious… breathtaking inventiveness” – The Georgia Straight
Visually stunning and endlessly entertaining” – The L.A. Times
No end of highlights… a great black comedy” – The Calgary Herald
Nothing short of genius” – The Ottawa Citizen
I can’t recommend this one enough. Famous Puppet Death Scenes is a combination of amazing artistry, amazing performance, and great big belly laughs” – Blog TO
Clever and entertaining” – River Writer
Famous Puppet Death Scenes a brilliantly strange experience…refresh your imagination and prepare to enjoy one of the strangest and most compelling performances of the year” – Monday Magazine