On May 21st, 2004, I performed LSD Kills, the first installment from Growing Up Linda Perishable Theatre in Providence.
Growing Up Linda was an ensemble actor-puppetry performance in which the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past. During its run at the Edinburgh Fringe, The Scotsman distinguished Growing Up Linda as a “colorful, elaborate, nightmarish piece of theatre” while Three Weeks celebrated it for its “fusion of trashy and glam”.
Growing Up Linda was an ensemble actor-puppetry performance in which a woman who believes she’s the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past.
Joining me in the cast were David Hanbury and Rebecca Bradburg.
Fun fact – The performance at Perishable was the first ever performance from Growing Up Linda, and was originally titled “Cookiepus Was Here: The Secret Diary of Linda Carvel, Heir to the Throne of the Carvel Cake Empire”.
Friday, May 21st, 2004 at 10:00PM
95 Empire Street
Perishable Theatre ran for over a quarter century in Providence and provided some of the edgiest productions in the state.
The performance was part of Blood from a Turnip, Rhode Island’s only late night puppet cabaret.
Co-founded and curated by Vanessa Gilbert, Blood from a Turnip ran for 19 years and offered professional puppeteers and those new to the art form an opportunity to present big stories, in miniature.
Also performing at Blood from a Turnip:
- Bonnie Duncan of Snappy Dance Theatre with “Every Girl’s Guide to the Modern Office”
- Evan O’Television
- Sasha Rubel