New York City
This December playwright/puppeteer Scot Augustson brings his decidedly unique brand of shadow puppets to Theatre Off Jackson. Strictly for adults, the show is bawdy, intelligent, highly entertaining and more than a little absurd. Subversive without being cynical, sly without being ironic.
The brand-spanking new full length show, A Terrible Price For Whimsy centers on boy inventor Roscoe Riley. Young Roscoe’s troubles begin when he discovers that time travel and tequila just don’t mix. A drunken ride on a timecycle ends with history in shambles. Now a repentant Roscoe and his trusty dog, Scampers, must put things right. But first, Roscoe must deal with murderous first ladies, philosophical hominids, shady Mexican street dogs, rampaging zebras and his own sexually confusing future.
With a nod to Tom Swift books, Merry Melodies, Tintin, early Monty Python and Icelandic pornography, A Terrible Price For Whimsy promises to be one of the most eccentric and enjoyable shows of the holiday season, a roller coaster ride for the imagination!
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