Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Fringe 2005 - Fringe-In-Waiting, part 1

The Chameleon Theatre Circle - Monsters in America: Abominations of Puppetry

It's a mixed blessing. The Fringe is doing so well, they get 240-plus applications for only 140-plus scheduled slots on the schedule.

Which in some ways means that for almost every show you get the chance to see, there's another one waiting in line that didn't quite make it. This year it wasn't the vagaries of the postal service but being on the wrong side of the ping pong balls. It levels the playing field for all, but that doesn't make it any easier, I imagine.

Another of my pre-Fringe Top Ten in 2004 was the very popular, very Fringey (and very good) offering from Chameleon Theatre Circle - Death Penalty Puppetry.

This year they made a bid to come back again, and currently they're about 70 or so down on the wait list. What might we see from them, if they end up making the final cut...?

Monsters in America: Abominations of Puppetry
Zombies, werewolves, and puppets (Ohmy) Those cute puppets from last year's Death Penalty Puppetry are back. This time however they have terror on their minds. What are you afraid of? Come on, they're only puppets.

The good news is that the puppet project is part of the larger, ongoing Chameleon Theatre Circle, so they're sure to be back at some point, now or in the future. And they already have their next idea in the hopper.

To check out Death Penalty Puppetry bits, other past shows, plus what they're up to now, visit their website at www.chameleontheatre.org/tc2/

And cross your fingers...

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