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May contain Puppet Sex

While in Calgary I went to the theatre on Saturday afternoon. We saw “The Erotic Anguish of Don Juan” by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop.
Rating: ★★★★☆

Old Trout Don Juan Puppet w hands

This play was first pitched to me as “Want to go see a play with a giant mechanical penis?”. My instant answer was “Of course!”

The play was a brilliant production that made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion. The audience really liked it and it was fascinating to see a play put on with a mixture of puppets and 4 talented actors. There were one or two sections of this 80 min play that seemed to drag a bit but they were always quickly remedied by something amazing, shocking, or uproariously funny!

Because I went to it and it included a giant mechanical penis you might assume this play was gay in nature, but it was not. It is a story told by the ghost of the legendary ladies man Don Juan. The crowd in the theatre wasn’t at all what I expected it to be either. Being it was a matinee it was primarily senior citizens. I am told the evening performances draw a more varied crowd.

So I say that if you are in Calgary and looking for something to expose your mind to check out this puppet theatre production.

It runs from March 24th – April 11th, 2009 and you can buy tickets and get more info here.

1 comment to May contain Puppet Sex

  • Bev

    I saw Famous Puppet Death Scenes by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop last year at Theatre Network. Although this is not the type of show I would normally be drawn to, I was actually quite impressed. I respect the talent and creativity required to produce that type of show and I thought that overall, it was really well done.

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