Thursday, November 8, 2012

Upcoming: The Collector, Animal Cracker Conspiracy Puppet Company at the Salvage Vanguard, November 23 - 25 only

Trouble Puppet Theatre Austin TX

Trouble Puppet welcomes guest company Animal Cracker Conspiracy and

The Collector

Nov. 23-25The Collector Animal Cracker Conspiracy Puppet Company
Austin Premiere! 3 Nights Only!
at the Salvage Vanguard Theater, in the second stage.
Three shows only! Tickets are $15 ($12 for students/seniors, $10 for groups of 5+).
Friday, Nov. 23, 8 pm; Saturday, Nov. 24: 8 pm; Sunday, Nov. 25: 2 pm

San Diego–based Animal Cracker Conspiracy Puppet Company, special guests of Trouble Puppet Theater Co., presents The Collector, a genre-stretching, surreal, multimedia tale about a lowly debt collector who travels through the urban landscape, undergoing a radical transformation of spirit. 

The Collector is a contemporary puppet theater work that enfolds the audience in a gritty environment of toy theater, animated objects, miniature protagonists and antagonists, all unfolding in dialogue-less mystery. This alternate reality is underscored by original film and constructed soundscapes. 

Created and performed by Bridget Rountree and Iain Gunn of Animal Cracker Conspiracy Puppet Company.

The Collector is a mysterious tale, set in an alternate reality, about a lowly debt collector, who, under the management of a mechanical, tyrannical overseer, undergoes a radical transformation of spirit in the process of collecting outstanding debts. As he travels through the urban landscape the boundaries between object and self collide. The story unfolds into a multidimensional mixed media performance through Orwellian, neo-Victorian lenses. Performed with toy theatre, table-top puppets, object theatre, and stop motion animation The agitprop nature of this alternate reality is underscored by original film and constructed soundscapes by sound artist Margaret Noble.

The Austin premier of "The Collector" is made possible by grants from the Jim Henson Foundation, The Sator Arts Foundation, Synergy Art Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and continued support from the San Diego Guild of Puppetry.

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