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. Tom Milewski directs.
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.