Last night, Rafi and I saw the fantastic "Puppet Playlist" show put on by Sinking Ship Productions, an experimental theater group that combines puppetry, music and movement in fun and engaging ways. Their "Puppet Playlist" series is a selection of short puppet acts, interspersed with musical numbers, all around a particular theme. Last night's was "They Might Be Giants," which is a rich well of material to draw from, as you can imagine.
I was thoroughly entertained by the variety of acts, from the melancholy to the madcap to the philosophical. I never thought I would be so moved watching two cans of soup discussing whether they truly exist once their labels are removed. And the piece done to "Birdhouse in Your Soul" was magical.
Apparently Sinking Ship Productions is involved in the "New Deal for Small Business" contest, with the grand prize being $5,000. I loved their video describing their plans for how they would use the
money. If this sounds like the kind of scrappy theatrical effort you'd like to support, head over to this website and vote for them.