Photo Flash: First Look at Trouble Puppet Theater's TOIL AND TROUBLE
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by Jeff Davis
Trouble Puppet Theater Company presents Toil and Trouble, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth for puppet theater-an elegantly brutal play brought to life (and death) through puppetry, complete with witches, ghosts, and bloody skullduggery. Watch Macbeth and Lady Macbeth achieve dazzling ambitions, overreach, and fall into hells of their own making.
BroadwayWorld is pleased to share these haunting production photos with you!
Trouble Puppet uses bunraku-style tabletop puppets to create graceful, lifelike, compelling dramas for adults.
Adapted and directed by Artistic Director Connor Hopkins (winner of B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Direction of a Drama for The Jungle AND for Frankenstein as well as Outstanding Original Script for The Jungle and The Austin Examiner's Best New Play Written by an Austinite for The Jungle), Toil and Trouble features music by Graham Reynolds, lighting by Stephen Pruitt, sound design by Buzz Moran, costume design by Monica Gibson, and imagery by Chris Owen: what CultureMap calls "some of Austin's best creative minds at play."
Featuring Caroline Reck, Zac Crofford, Zeb West, Jose Villarreal, Katy Horan, Gricelda Silva, Ellie McBride, and Rocky Hopson.
Group sales welcome. Director/cast talkbacks available for groups of five or more. ASL interpretation available on request for groups of five or more.
WHO: Trouble Puppet Theater Company
WHAT: Toil and Trouble: A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare's Macbeth
WHEN: Oct. 31, 2012, – Nov. 18, 2012 (8pm Wednesdays – Saturdays, 6pm Sundays.)
WHERE: Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722
COST: $10-$20 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/272206 or at the door (Halloween show includes admission to our costume party and is $25)
AGES: The show is made for grownups, but students are welcome. Shakespearean content (homicide, suggestive language, and the like).