The Crapstall Street Boys: A Trouble Puppet Show
FRONTERA FEST Long Fringe (45 minutes)
At Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road (click for map)
Tickets: $10 at hydeparktheatre.com or at the door
Jan 24th at 9:15pm; Jan 28th at 11:00pm; Jan 29th at 3:15pm; Feb 4th at 6:45pm
Part of Frontera Fest’s 2011 Long Fringe, The Crapstall Street Boys uses Czech marionettes to tell the story of You Lad, sold my Mister and Missus to the workhouse. There, he assembles anti-monster security devices and enormous amounts of packaging in a city clogged with garbage and infested with ravenous, boy-eating monsters. As hunger and desperation get the better of You Lad, he discovers the connection between the monsters, the garbage, and the dwindling number of boys. Trouble Puppet brings you a darkly hilarious, smart tale. And monsters.
This show represents Trouble Puppet’s foray into a new style of puppetry.
Trouble Puppet Theater Co., the recipient of such B. Iden Payne Awards as Outstanding Direction of a Drama, Outstanding Original Script, Outstanding Production of a Drama, and Outstanding Puppetry, is dedicated to the creation of outstanding works of puppet theater for grownups. Both of TP’s 2011 mainstage shows are on the Austin Chronicle’s 2011 “Best of” theater lists. Trouble Puppet is a sponsored project of Salvage Vanguard Theater and is supported by the City of Austin Cultural Funding program, the Jim Henson Foundation, and individual donors.
Salvage Vanguard Theater is a hub for Austin artists, audiences, and arts organizations. SVT creates and presents transformative, high-quality artistic experiences that foster experimentation and conversation.
Frontera Festival is Hyde Park Theatre’s five-week city-wide fringe festival featuring over 800 local and national artists annually.