Stuffed Puppet Theatre

Manipulator and Underdog

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A clown, who has grown fat on his own success, forces his puppets to submit to his own twisted will. A tired, surly variety artist seeks a successor for his Theater of Fear, Cruelty and Pain. This is solo puppet theater at its most powerful and sublime from an artist who has cast a mesmerizing spell on adult audiences throughout Europe. Making his U.S. debut, Neville Tranter performs a pair of works that mine the age-old theme of puppetry ­ who manipulates whom? For adults only.