On April 27, 2010, I appeared on Feast of Fun podcast #1181 – Woeful Tales of a Chocolate Whale with Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion in advance of my performance, Fudgie’s Death, at Links Hall in Chicago for the Banners and Cranks Festival.
“Is chocolate the meaning of life?” thought the fudge whale as he swam deeper and deeper into the chocolaty sea. Little did Fudgie know, that this would be his last journey into the rich, dark brown abyss.
Puppeteer and performance artist Marsian De Lellis is fascinated with creating stories in which childhood icons meet a tragic end. On the weekend of May 7- Marisan will perform “Fudgie’s Death” an excerpt from “Growing Up Linda” a puppet play based on his fictitious take on the Carvel Ice Cream family.
You may recall Marsian’s insightful take on the Lady Gaga and Grace Jones debate, or you may remember his earlier appearance this year when he introduced his other work “The Bride of Wildenstein” about the odd looking plastic surgery addict and New York City socialite, Jocelyn Wildenstein.
In that show we made our predictions for 2010, and eerily enough, most of them have come true already. Celebrities wanting to be un-retouched on magazine covers, Apple’s iPad seen as a source of revenue for print publishing companies and Susan Boiling, the act of comparing any homely viral video star to the British reality TV singing sensation.
Listen as we reflect with Marsian on his attraction to searching for the deeper meaning in those sweet deserts and relish in the fascinating fetish of masking to be the lady you want to be.