Thursday, November 6, 2008

Reviews: Frankenstein, Trouble Puppet Theatre Company at City Theatre, October 30 - November 16

Elizabeth Cobbe in the November 7 Austin Chronicle:

"What this Frankenstein does offer is the pleasure one should get from seeing good puppeteers at work."

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Review by Ryan E. Johnson on

For their latest production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Trouble Puppet Theater Company throws away everything the audience may know about the classic tale, replacing them with the most outrageous, yet creative, ideas imaginable. Instead of a beast made from the body parts of corpses, this is beast grown mainly from vegetables and roots. Gone is the bleak European countryside; much of the story takes place in Revolution-era France. It all comes off as extremely bizarre, even a bit jarring at first, but once it pulls you inside its world, you won’t want to leave.

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