Puppet Up! - Uncensored
Sunday, November 16, 2014
609 Sutter Street (at Mason)
San Francisco, CA, United States of America 94102
Created by award-winning director, producer, and writer Brian Henson and actor, director, and improvisational guru Patrick Bristow (Ellen, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Puppet Up! – Uncensored is a wild romp in which the skilled art of puppetry and spontaneous comedy collide. Unpredictable and irreverent, Puppet Up!- Uncensored is never the same show twice. Expert puppeteers create twisted scenes and songs on the fly, as suggestions from the audience prompt the improvised story lines unfolding on stage. The production delivers-two-shows-in-one of improvised Henson puppetry. The hilarious puppet action is projected live on large screens flanking the stage, while the puppeteers race around below displaying their skills in full view of the audience. With live musical accompaniment and Patrick Bristow as host, Puppet Up! – Uncensored boasts a cast of six world-class puppeteers in an uninhibited live puppet performance, as never seen before. After just the first few moments of watching or rather interacting with the puppets of Puppet Up! – Uncensored, you’ll realize this is no ordinary puppet show. Of course, purists in the audience can still watch the traditional puppet show on a large screen in between blurting out suggestions that become sketches. This ‘psychotic puppet party’ also features a few recreations of classic pieces originally created by Jim Henson, Jane Henson, and Frank Oz that haven’t been seen by live audiences in decades. For adults only.