penny plain

Last night I went and saw an "adult marionette" show by Ronnie Burkett called Penny Plain. That makes it sound a bit sexy but it was just a not for children production all about the end of the world and a blind woman waiting for the inevitable demise of everything.  I know it is a bit John Malkovich of me but I do like a good puppet show, it may tie back in to my love of tiny things. Years ago I used to go see the Cosmic Bicycle Theatre do wonderful productions in a tiny room on the lower east side and I think something about the storytelling got under my skin. Anyhow the puppets in this one were quite amazing these shoes would be about as big as an AA battery which deserves a round of applause in it's self I think.