Saturday, March 6, 2010

Upcoming: The Death Show, Geppetto Dreams Puppet Company at the Off Center, March 20 - 21

Received directly, from Ricki Vincent of the now-defunct Geppetto Dreams Puppet Company:

After losing their beloved Eastside Art Center , Geppetto Dreams returns to Austin with a brand new show funded in part by the COA and The Texas Commission of the Arts, as well as the last donation from long time benefactor Steve Spencer:

The Death Show
Saturday, March 20 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., Sunday, March 21 at noon and 1:30 p.m.
The Off Center, 2211 Hidalgo St.

is GDPC’s first collaboration with Austin’s music scene favorites That Damned Band, and it'[s unlike anything they’ve presented before. This unique puppet operetta is a mixture of 7 vignettes, some dark and deep, some introspective, and some quite silly. But all of them deal with that most final of curtains. And all of them underscored by the haunting sounds of That Damned Band, an accordion-driven group of multi-talented songsters who pay musical tribute to eastern European, Yiddish, and old-time vaudevillian-era music and styles. Video cameras trained on the stage action will give the audience up-close views of the detail of each puppet as well as the artistry of puppeteers and musicians at work. The show runs 50 minutes, followed by a 10 minute Q and A to satisfy the curiosity of audience members who want a closer look at how the show operates.

The Troupe is performing at their favorite venue, The Off Center located at 2211 Hidalgo Austin 78702. Opening Night is March 20th with 2 shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Ticket’s are $12.00 in advance or 1$5.00 the day of the show. Sunday there will be two Pay-What-You-Can Matinees at noon and at1 p.m.

“Pay what you can literally means that,” say’s GDPC Director Ricki (Geppetto) Vincent. “If all you have is a buck and a stick of gum you’re in the door! We want all of Austin to be able to take part in and enjoy our puppety madness!” Seating is limited and advance tickets are suggested.

To purchase online go to and through Pay Pal.

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