Friday, January 29, 2010

Upcoming: A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits by C. Denby Swanson, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, February 11 -

UPDATE: Review by Avimaan Syam for the Austin Chronicle, March 4

UPDATE: Review by Bastion Carboni at, February 26

UPDATE: Review by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin at Statesman's Austin360 "Seeing Things" blog, February 21

UPDATE: Review by Ryan E. Johnson at, February 18

UPDATE: Review by Tracy Medberry for "A-Team" of Greater Austin Creative Alliance, February 17

UPDATE: Robert Faires interviews playwright C. Denby Swanson, Austin Chronicle, February 11

UPDATE: One-page feature about the show by Justin Boyd, published in American Theatre magazine, February 2010, received from Trouble Puppet Theatre Company

Received directly:


A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits

by C. Denby Swanson

Directed by Jenny Larson, set designs and puppetry by Connor Hopkins, original music by Graham Reynolds.
February 11 –March 6, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 E Manor Rd
$15 admission For reservations and more information, call (512) 474- SVT6 or visit

In England in 1725, a young woman named Mary Toft was several weeks pregnant with her third child, and the family was hungry. She chased rabbits through her fields, hoping catch one and cook it. But the rabbit always got away.

Soon after, she went into labor - and miscarried a rabbit. During the course of the next four months, Toft claimed to give birth 18 times to rabbits, or pieces of rabbits. Two of the three prominent physicians who examined Mary Toft believed that her rabbit pregnancy was scientifically possible.

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