Friday, January 27, 2012

VIdeo: KLRU Profiles Trouble Puppet's staging of Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban, adapted by Connor Hopkins

Thanks to Trouble Puppet Theatre Company for the link to this video posted by KLRU at its website and on its Vimeo web page; the 28-minute program about the puppet adaptation of Russell Hoban's Riddley Walker by Connor Hopkins was first broadcast in mid-January. Additional airings on KLRU television scheduled for January 29 at 2:00 pm, February 16 at 7:30 pm, February 19 at 2:00 pm.

Trouble Puppet Theater takes Arts In Context on a journey into the art of puppetry as the company produces one of their unique plays led by creative director and master puppeteer Connor Hopkins. Trouble Puppet Theater, a small arts organization in East Austin, has been able to achieve critical success and growth, while taking their cutting edge puppetry to levels never seen before in Texas. Their unique artistry literally transcends the fourth wall and connects audience and performer. Arts In Context follows them as they put on the play Riddley Walker, based on the novel by Russell Hoban and featuring music by Austin composer Justin Sherburn.

Trouble Puppet - Full Show from KLRU-TV on Vimeo.

[Can't see the video? Click to go to Vimeo.]

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