Puppets, Ducks, and Dirty Words
The folks at Glass Half Full Theatre have just premiered their latest work, Fup Duck, an original tabletop puppetry performance based on the novella Fup by Jim Dodge. The book has a bit of a cult following; director Caroline Reck says it’s the sort of book that inspires fans to buy extra copies and pass them along to friends, and it was that impulse that made her decide to transform the story into a puppet show. True to the spirit of the book, it’s a show that, despite its puppet cast, is full of salty dialogue (Glass Half Full describes it as a show “for adults and also children who already know the “F” word). The Sunday matinee shows will be a little more family-friendly, though, with the language toned down a bit (and with some of the dirtiest words replaces with “quack”).
Once Reck decided to produce the story as a puppet show, she knew it would need live music, and was able to get the White Ghost Shivers on board. The Shivers will be performing live at every performance of Fup Duck. In addition to a talented cast of puppeteers, the show will feature actor Chris Gibson as the voices of all the characters.
Thursday – Saturday at 8:00 pm
Family Friendly Matinees Sunday at 3:00 pm
Through August 25
at Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2803 Manor Road