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Toil and Trouble

10/31/2012 - 11/18/2012
Salvage Vanguard Theater (Produced by Trouble Puppet Theater Company)
2803 Manor Road
Austin, TX 78722


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Toil and Trouble: A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Trouble Puppet Theater Company presents an original adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Oct. 31, 2012 – Nov. 18, 2012, at Salvage Vanguard Theater.

Trouble Puppet Theater Company presents Toil and Trouble, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth for puppet theater—an elegantly brutal play brought to life (and death) through puppetry, complete with witches, ghosts, and bloody skullduggery. Watch Macbeth and Lady Macbeth achieve dazzling ambitions, overreach, and fall into hells of their own making.

Trouble Puppet uses bunraku-style tabletop puppets to create graceful, lifelike, compelling dramas for adults.

Adapted and directed by Artistic Director Connor Hopkins (winner of B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Direction of a Drama for The Jungle AND for Frankenstein as well as Outstanding Original Script for The Jungle and The Austin Examiner's Best New Play Written by an Austinite for The Jungle), Toil and Trouble will feature music by Graham Reynolds, lighting by Stephen Pruitt, sound design by Buzz Moran, and imagery by Chris Owen: what CultureMap calls "some of Austin's best creative minds at play."

Featuring Caroline Reck, Zac Crofford, Zeb West, Jose Villarreal, Katy Horan, Gricelda Silva, Ellie McBride, and Rocky Hopson.

HALLOWEEN PARTY on Oct. 31! Admission that night includes food, drink, and extra trouble!

DAY of the DEAD Nov. 1 and 2: come in costume and receive a free drink!

Group sales welcome. Director/cast talkbacks available for groups of five or more.

Trouble Puppet Theater Company, founded in 2004, is dedicated to the creation of exceptional works of puppet theater, to the promotion of the art of puppetry, and to the support of its practitioners. We dig as deeply as we can into the possibilities that puppetry offers, in its many forms and styles, and seek to balance risk and exploration with a drive for excellent craft and technique. Our work is inspired not only by our artistic passion but by our social, political, and human convictions: that there can be no end to the struggle for knowledge and compassion, against injustice and intolerance.

Trouble Puppet is a sponsored project of Salvage Vanguard Theater and is supported by The Jim Henson Foundation, the City of Austin, and individual donors. Toil and Trouble is underwritten by Joel and Dina Sherzer, James and Sharon Reck, and Roger Thomas and is mounted with the generous support of The Creative Fund.
Trouble Puppet’s most recent mainstage production, Riddley Walker, is currently nominated for 8 B. Iden Payne Awards.

Salvage Vanguard Theater is a hub for Austin artists, audiences, and arts organizations. SVT creates and presents transformative, high-quality artistic experiences that foster experimentation and conversation.


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