Friday, February 25, 2011

Upcoming: The Jungle, based on Upton Sinclair's novel, Trouble Puppet Theatre Company at the Salvage Vanguard, March 16 - April 3

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Trouble Puppet Theatre Company

brings back

The Jungle

based on Upton Sinclair's novel about 1906 Chicago

March 16 - April 3

Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m.

Tickets on-line: $16.52 general admission, $11.34 students & seniors, tickets + donation at $32.04 & $47.57

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The Trouble Puppet Theater Company returns with a fully realized production of its award-winning adaptation The Jungle. Funded by a Jim Henson Foundation Project Grant, this season’s production promises to outshine the earlier version that received such accolades as these:

  • B. Iden Payne Awards for Award for Outstanding Director of a Drama, Outstanding Original Script, Outstanding Sound Design, and Special Certificate for Puppetry.
  • Places on three “Best of 2009” lists in the Austin Chronicle.
  • Reviewer Robert Faires said “[Artistic Director] Connor Hopkins distilled Upton Sinclair's novel of immigrants ground up by the meatpacking industry into a sepia-tinted tone poem, made hauntingly human by puppets of paper and string.”

The Trouble Puppet Theater Company’s production of The Jungle is an adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s 1906 muckraking novel about immigrant laborers in Chicago. The novel’s portrayal of the unsanitary and inhumane practices of the meat-packing industry, as well as the brutality of working conditions in turn-of-the-century America, shocked the nation.

Click for reviews by ALT and others of the September 2009 premiere production of The Jungle

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