On March 1, after The Crapstall Street Boys, Trouble Puppet presents BooTown Theatre and their touring shadow puppet production The Curio Show.
Czech marionettes and bunraku-style (three-person) puppets tell the darkly hilarious, wickedly smart story of You Lad, a workhouse boy dodging boy-eating monsters. Made for grownups, the show will entertain children able to enjoy a feature-length production (approx 1.25 hours).
The Story: Mister and Missus can’t help thinking that if only they didn’t have the expense of clothing and feeding You Lad, they could afford the Household Weapon for Monster Defense (Home WMD), version 5, the very latest in Anti-Monster Security Systems technology. Then they hit upon a brilliant solution that gets the boy off their hands, brings in the money for the Monster Masher, and ultimately brings about the realization of their worst nightmare. A darkly funny, post-industrial Dickensian fable featuring a variety of styles of puppets.
The Chronicle, too, recommends the show.
Trouble Puppet Season Tickets are now available! Buy 'em for holiday presents, or tuck one into your own stocking. They're a great deal, and 2014 is going to be a spectacular season.
Single season ticket: $55. Double: $95. To purchase, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-573-2540.
Who are the monsters roaming Crapstall Street, and can the Monster Masher 300 — or You Lad — keep them away?
An original Trouble Puppet show (previously performed as part of Frontera Fest, now a feature-length production).
Hilarious, heartbreaking, eerie, inventive: An evening of short puppet works co-curated by Glass Half Full Theatre.
Our annual themed party, with food, drink, and entertainment galore
Scary! Spooky! Delightful!
Come in costume or not; enjoy food, drinks, and spooky hijinks!
2014 season ticket holders also receive 20% off additional purchased tickets to any of these shows, invitations to special Trouble Puppet events such as production previews and parties, and our undying gratitude.
Calling on Santa! Please click the Donate button on this page to fill TPT's stocking with something besides trouble.
Thank you, everyone, for making our annual party so much fun! Special thanks to: Datri Bean, Justin Sherburn Steve Bernal, and Adam Sultan for performing; to Eponymous Garden for our raffle's grand prize; to Counter Culture and Chef Sandy Bowie for the food; and to all the volunteers and donors.
See more on our supporters page.
Cruel Circus ringtones ("Hiiiiiiiiiiii!" "Popcorn," "Ow ow ow" etc.) now available (for free)!
iPhone: Click here to download. Uncompress the zip file, then take the extracted folder and drop it in iTunes.
Trouble Puppet's Resident Composer, Justin Sherburn, has released a new CD. Music for Puppets is now available! The CD features music composed by Sherburn for Trouble Puppet shows including Frankenstein, The Jungle and Riddley Walker.
To purchase please click on the link below.