The 14th Annual
& Cheap Art Bazaar
with performers from Philly, Baltimore and Brattleboro
Friday & Saturday Dec 6 & 7, 2013
Cheap Art at 7:30 • Cabaret at 8:00
Every winter Puppet Uprising reflects on the past and forecasts the future with its famed Year-End Cabaret, a cavalcade of visual and stage artists making movement, music and mischief with puppets and other performing objects. This year we've culled collaborators from up and down the East Coast for two nights of fun at the Rotunda in West Philly.
The Cause Company (Baltimore puppeteer Valeska Populoh with composer/musician Jonah Beram) stitches together 19th century histories, photographs, songs and sounds from immigrant textile workers in “The Garment Worker’s Tale”.
Vermont-based artist/musician Jonas Fricke appears as one-man-radical-courage-band "If Not I Than Who Then?" With drumset poetics and loop pedal in tow, Jonas manifests a magical mix of futuristic dance beats as a backdrop for old-timey painted banner shows.
Members of the Medium Theatre Company(Mason Rosenthal with Puppet Uprising M.C. Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews) pit the smarts civilized man against the untamed antics of a feral child in their extremely scientific demonstration, “Nature vs. Nurture”.
Philly artists Jen Brown and Alice Yorke each make their Uprising debuts with new solo works. Also appearing are the marionettes of Michael Lamison (from Baltimore’s Black Cherry Puppet Theatre), an (other) aqueme tribute to the Smiths, and our annual extraterrestrial encounter with the Great Quentini and his entourage of alien ideas.
Cabaret starts at 8:00pm, but do come early to reserve your seat and to check out the Cheap Art Bazaar! Need more info? Call: 267-909-2633.
Admission is FREE. Donations encouraged.