Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Upcoming: Fup Duck, Glass Half Full Theatre and the White Ghost Shivers, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, August 10 - 25

Glass Half Full Theatre Austin TX

Tabletop Puppetry and Live Americana Music
adapted and directed by Caroline Reck and accompanied by the White Ghost Shivers
August 10th -25, Thursdays-Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m., plus a 3 p.m. matinee on August 25
Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2803 E. Manor Road, Austin, TX, 78722 (click for map)
Tickets: $8 children/ $12-$25 adults via

[*3PM Matinees will feature gentler language for parents who don’t want to expose their children to a foul-mouthed old geezer of a puppet. Family-Friendly matinee shows recommended for children ages 8 and up.]

Granddaddy Jake is a foul-mouthed, back-woods octogenarian who receives unexpected custody of his grandson Tiny, a child as gentle as Jake is cantankerous. Fup is their ornery twenty-pound duck, who embodies both chaos and heartfelt wisdom. The story explores this non-traditional family’s diverse obsessions, namely whiskey-brewing, fence-building, checkers, and an enthusiasm for sitting still. Granddaddy Jake's memories of his conversations with Johnny Seven Moons, the local Medicine Man, and Tiny and Fup's ongoing feud with the wild boar, Lockjaw, lead to a wry examination of what it means to live and how it is to die. 

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