On October 17, 2013, I performed an excerpt from Object of Her Affection at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, California.
In the excerpt, Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, a woman who develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects discovers that the bridge she has come to love has been cheating on her.
The performances at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center were part of Haunted Nite at the Puppet Asylum, an evening that featured an assortment of live puppetry pieced fueled by talented puppet artists and performers ranging from experimental to highly polished exploring the outer reaches of puppetry and object theatre. The event was designed to deliver an intriguing array of puppet mayhem for adult audiences.
Fullerton, CA – Strings & Things Puppet Theatre hosts a “Haunted Nite at the Puppet Asylum” an adult puppetry slam at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center on Thursday, October 17th at 7PM.
We are delighted to bring the best of puppetry to Fullerton, CA showcasing an unconventional style of puppetry for an adult only crowd.
“Puppet artists are the new rock stars” says Marsian (los angeles), who will perform an edgy excerpt from his new show, Object of her Affection, in which a woman who falls in love with inanimate objects discovers that the golden gate bridge has been cheating on her.
Other absurd acts of puppetry include HELL HOUSE 13, a three-phase process of sin-cleansing performed by puppeteer, Mindy Donner (San Diego), a one stop confessional for the wicked.
The evening features an assortment of live puppetry acts propelled by talented puppet artists and performers whose works explores the outer reaches of puppetry and object theatre.
Also a special performance by Alan Cook, (Pasadena) a professional puppeteer, curator, co-founder of the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry and CEO of the International Puppetry Museum. Alan’s collection of over 6,000 puppets and puppetry related items, including a library of over 1000 volumes is the largest private collection in the U.S.A. Alan will perform his own enchanting style of shadow puppetry for the asylum.
In addition to these puppet performances, a screening of Pam Severn’s (Boston) puppet video “I’ll see you in My Dreams”. Live Music by puppeteers Eighty Bug & Jud! Plus, a special shadow puppet Tribute to Edward Gorey and more!
Audiences are encouraged to come in costume, and bring a puppet or craft simple puppets on site to take home and/or perform with on our Pinocchio-Oke-Karaoke stage! (Materials provided)
Haunted Nite at the Puppet Asylum
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Funding made possible by the Puppet Slam Network
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 West Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92833
Tickets: $10 Members
$16 Students & Seniors
The Muckenthaler home was built by Walter and Adella Muckenthaler in 1924 atop a hill in Fullerton. The 18-room mansion was donated to the city of Fullerton in 1965 by Harold Muckenthaler, who wished to see his childhood home used as a cultural center for the public.
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