Slideshow by Steve Rogers and Chris Owen: FRANKENSTEIN by Connor Hopkins and Trouble Puppet Ensemble, October 29 - November 22, 2015
Frankenstein: The Trouble Puppet Show is a spectacular work of puppet theater, adapted from Mary Shelley's classic novel by Trouble Puppet Artistic Director Connor Hopkins. Departing widely from both the original novel and subsequent adaptations, this production spins a tale of steampunk science that escapes from an abandoned Romanian asylum and makes its way over land and through the sewers to Paris during the Reign of Terror.
This is a signature Trouble Puppet show, last performed in 2010, created by the company that brought Austin award-winning productions of The Jungle, Riddley Walker, Toil and Trouble, The Cruel Circus, The Head, The Crapstall Street Boys, Hyde & Jekyll, and Wars of Heaven.
**Not created for children. Probably OK for ages 12+.**
Artistic Director: Connor Hopkins
Composer: Justin Sherburn
Sound design by K. Eliot Haynes
Media Design by Chris Owen
Lighting by Stephen Pruitt
Costumes by Monica Pasut
Performers: Gricelda Silva, Jose Villarreal, Zac Crofford, Devo Carpenter, Cassadie Peterson, Indigo Rael, Andrew Hatcher, Ben McLemore, Sarah Danko
Founded in 2004, Trouble Puppet is dedicated to the creation of exceptional works of puppet theater, to the promotion of the art of puppetry, and to the support of its practitioners. Trouble Puppet is a sponsored project of Salvage Vanguard Theater. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
[most photos of puppets by Steve Rogers; one of puppets and one of puppeteers by Chris Owen]
2803 E Manor Rd
Austin, TX, 78722
General admission $15, tickets range from $10 - $50 (ardent supporters!)
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. (though not all dates!) and Sundays at 6 p.m.
one Friday morning performance at 10:30 a.m., Friday November 6, 2015.