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ASL Interpreted: A Trouble Puppet Show 3/12/14 – Austin

Hello friends in the deaf community,

Trouble Puppet Theater Co. is offering an ASL-interpreted performance of our current production, The Crapstall Street Boys: A Trouble Puppet Show, on Wednesday, March 12, at 8 pm. Trouble Puppet has offered an ASL interpretation on our Mainstage shows for the last three seasons, and we are pleased to be able to do so again on this run.

Please, please, please spread the word! We do expect a good crowd on the 12th, so patrons are advised to buy or reserve in advance.

ASL interpretation offered March 12, 2014.

Below is more information about the show. I will also follow up with press photos in a separate email.

Kathryn Rogers
Producing Partner, Trouble Puppet Theater Co.
WHO: Trouble Puppet Theater Company
WHAT: The Crapstall Street Boys: A Trouble Puppet Show
WHEN: Feb. 20 – March 15, 2014: Thurs. – Sun., with a Weds. Show closing weekend. Sun.: 6pm; all others: 8pm.
ASL interpretation Weds, March 12.
WHERE: Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722.
COST: $12–$20 at http://crapstall.brownpapertickets.com or at the door
MEDIA: For interviews, additional publicity photos, and details, contact Kathryn Rogers; 512-573-2540; [email protected]
PUBLISHABLE CONTACT INFO FOR TROUBLE PUPPET: [email protected]; 512-573-2540; www.troublepuppet.com. Please do NOT use SVT’s website or phone number.
AGES: Created for grownups—and dark—the play will engage anyone old enough to enjoy a feature-length production (approx 1.25 hours)

Oliver Twist meets Godzilla, by way of Soylent Green: Czech marionettes and bunraku-style puppets tell the harrowing, captivating, darkly funny story of You Lad, a workhouse boy dodging boy-eating monsters.

Mister and Missus can’t help thinking that if only they didn’t have the expense of clothing and feeding You Lad, they could afford the Household Weapon for Monster Defense, the very latest in anti-monster technology. They hit upon a wicked solution that gets the boy off their hands, brings in the money for the Household WMD, and ultimately brings about the realization of their worst nightmare. A darkly funny, post-industrial, Dickensian fable featuring a variety of styles of puppets, including Czech marionettes and bunraku-style (tabletop) puppets.

The Crapstall Street Boys, created by Trouble Puppet’s Artistic Director, Connor Hopkins, was originally part of Frontera Fest’s 2011 Long Fringe. Trouble Puppet is remounting it in much fuller glory this season. This show is a completely original work by the company that brought Austin award-winning productions of The Jungle, Frankenstein, Riddley Walker, The Cruel Circus, and most recently The Head (featured in two of the Chronicle’s Top-10 lists for 2013!). Written and directed by Artistic Director Connor Hopkins, The Crapstall Street Boys feature music by Justin Sherburn, lighting by Stephen Pruitt, sound by K. Eliot Haynes, costumes by Lucie Cunningham, graphic design by Chris Owen. Performers: Jose Villarreal, Noel Gaulin, Travis Bedard, Nathan Lahay, Elyce Lahay, Caroline Reck, Gricelda Silva, and Dallas Tate.

Feb. 20 – March 15, 2014: Thursdays – Sundays, with a Wednesday show closing weekend. The shows are 8 pm every night except Sundays. Sunday shows are at 6 pm.
Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722
Tickets $12–$20 at http://crapstall.brownpapertickets.com or at the door

ASL interpretation offered March 12, 2014. Group sales welcome.

Director/cast talkbacks, with ASL interpretation on 3/12, available for groups of five or more.

Reviewers are saying: “a spectacular artistic production” —Central Texas Live Theatre; “a marvel” —Bob Kinney; “excellent . . . Well-polished. . . A lot of flair” —Austin American-Statesman

** Though made by TPT for grownups, this show will engage anyone mature enough to enjoy a feature-length production (approx 1.25 hours). There is a fair amount of dark grotesquerie (decapitations, monsters, etc.). **

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. Trouble Puppet is a sponsored project of Salvage Vanguard Theater. This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division, believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com. This production has also been funded in part by The Creative Fund’s Q Rental Subsidy Grant program. The Creative Fund is a funding mechanism that provides much-needed support to local performing artists, enabling them to further their creative endeavors.

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