ASL-interpreted show: Trouble Puppet’s Cruel Circus – Austin



ASL-interpreted show: Trouble Puppet’s Cruel Circus

Trouble Puppet Theater Co. is offering two ASL-interpreted performances of our upcoming show, The Cruel Circus, May 16th and May 23rd. Tickets are $10 for students/faculty/seniors and $15 general admission. Group rate (5+ people) is $10. Please contact to reserve seats in front of the interpreter.

WHO: Trouble Puppet Theater Company

WHAT: The Cruel Circus: A Trouble Puppet Show

WHEN: May 9–May 25, 2013 (8pm Thursdays – Saturdays, 6pm Sundays.)

WHERE: Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722

COST: $10-$20 at or at the door

MEDIA: For interviews, publicity photo, press comps, and details, contact Producing Partner Kathryn Rogers: 512-573-2540; [email protected]

PUBLISHABLE CONTACT INFO: [email protected]; 512-573-2540;

Trouble Puppet Theater Co. presents The Cruel Circus, an original play by Connor Hopkins.

A mysterious tinkerer brings to life an entire world of strange circus performers — some polished and complete, some clumsy and misshapen — then disappears, leaving them to make sense of who they are and what they are made for.

A new work of dark whimsy from the company who brought Austin award-winning productions of The Jungle, Frankenstein, Riddley Walker, and most recently, Toil & Trouble. Trouble Puppet deploys bunraku-style tabletop puppets to create graceful, lifelike, compelling drama for adults.

Arrive early for preshow music by Cami Alys!


Written and directed by Artistic Director Connor Hopkins (winner of B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Direction of a Drama as well as Outstanding Original Script and The Austin Examiner’s Best New Play Written by an Austinite), The Cruel Circus features music by Justin Sherburn, lighting by Stephen Pruitt, sound design by K. Eliot Haynes and Bernard Klinke, costume design by Monica Gibson, and imagery by Chris Owen. The show features performances by Zac Crofford, Travis Bedard, Seth White, Rob Jacques, Jose Villarreal, Gricelda Silva, Ellie McBride, Caroline Reck, and Brock England.

Group sales welcome. Director/cast talkbacks available for groups of five or more. ASL interpretation available May 16 and 23. Made for adults. Children 10 and up, accompanied by adults, are welcome.

Trouble Puppet Theater Company: Founded in 2004, Trouble Puppet is dedicated to the creation of exceptional works of puppet theater, to the promotion of the art of puppetry, and to the support of its practitioners. We dig as deeply as we can into the possibilities that puppetry offers, in its many forms and styles, and seek to balance risk and exploration with a drive for excellent craft and technique. Our work is inspired not only by our artistic passion but by our social, political, and human convictions: that there can be no end to the struggle for knowledge and compassion, against injustice and intolerance.

Trouble Puppet is a sponsored project of Salvage Vanguard Theater and is supported by The Jim Henson Foundation, the City of Austin, and individual donors. The Cruel Circus is underwritten in part by Joel and Dina Sherzer and Amy Miller.
This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at

Salvage Vanguard Theater is a hub for Austin artists, audiences, and arts organizations. SVT creates and presents transformative, high-quality artistic experiences that foster experimentation and conversation.

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