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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Angry Young Men and friends

Angry Young Men Ltd. is a local troupe “of geeks, artisans, mad scientists and drinkin' buddies” who put on puppet comedy-variety shows. They brought friends to chat with Off the Cuff...
06.11.2012 | | Posted at 07:05 AM

A look at Full Frontal Puppetry

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Angry Young Men . . .the people who developed the Night of the Living Dead Puppet show have launched a regular variety show called Full Frontal Puppetry. Sort of a weird mutation of  the Muppet Show under the influence of iconoclastic rogue  intellectuals, the show has a great deal of potential.   A song here, a dance number there, and a few weird experimental bits  thrown-in, FullFrontal ...
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Aaron Kopec, playwright of Murder Castle and Faust, has explored dark parts of the psyche in productions at the Alchemist Theatre. This summer, however, Kopec offers up Help Wanted, a show that should be less sinister and more subtle...
06.05.2012 | | Posted at 11:59 PM

(Puppets, Puppets, Puppets)

By Russ Bickerstaff
What with it being election day, I figured I may as well talk about puppets. Some time ago, I saw a picture someone had posted on Facebook. It was a classic image of Jim Henson surrounded by a huge cast of characters. Everyone of them had a distinct personality. Many of them have become iconic. And they all were created by him. The text on the old promo photo of Jim Henson and his Muppets read, "...
01.12.2012 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Angry Young Men’s Next Show promises and evening of limited entertainment

By Russ Bickerstaff
February opens with an evening of off-center puppetry in St. Francis as Soulstice Theatre welcomes the latest show by Angry Young Men Ltd. Best known for their adaptation of Night of the Living Dead, their latest show promises all new material written, performed . . . and in somecases filmed and edited exclusively by the Angry Young Men in question. They’re calling the show FULL FRONTAL PÜPPE...
07.30.2011 | | Posted at 02:10 PM

Soulstice Opens Its New Space With A Beautifully Imbalanced Musical

By Russ Bickerstaff
      There are a few musicals so wildly chaotic and beautifully diverse that they full reality doesn’t hit you until the next day. Suessical The Musical is one of those musicals. Concieved by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle, the show is kind of a bizarre musical fusion of a whole bunch of different Dr. Seuss children’s books. It’s not exactly what Seuss himself would’ve don...
10.05.2010 | | Posted at 04:41 PM

Options for a theatrical Halloween Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
The month of Halloween brings with it an interesting mix of opportunities. Here are four different opportunities for the weekend of the 31st:   On The 28th, the Oriental Theatre kicks-off Halloween Weekend with a production of Angry Young Men’s Night of the Living Dead Puppet Show. George A. Romero’s classic public domain 1968 horror film is brought to life via muppet-style arm and head pup...