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Fresh from their Galapagos run of Little Building, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang presents a rewritten version of Crabquistador: Scavenger of God, their seminal 2005 puppet rock opera. The show is written by Nick Jones and directed by Peter J. Cook. Featuring a five piece rock band, sword fighting puppets, PowerPoint presentations, video projected backgrounds, fire, brimstone, and eight original songs, Crabquistador is a Christian puppet show like you've never seen before - hilarious, edgy, & relentless! Jollyship the Whiz-Bang was conceived in 2002 by playwright and director Nick Jones and composer Raja Azar. The origin of the group really began with a song, "Pyrate Love," performed while the two were working for the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. The warm response to this ballad of rape and murder became the central premise for an expanding musical and theatrical universe. A mission was forged to create a massive live musical pirate puppet sea saga, to be performed in sequential episodes developed and presented over the course of many years. 4 years later, this has yielded 6 full length multimedia productions (or "episodes") linked sequentially, including several full scale theater productions (Sleepless Fishes, and its sequel Crabquistador: Scavenger of God).

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 20min
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Ars Nova, Off-Off-Broadway