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PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS Returns at the Coast Playhouse, 2/17-3/14


The wildly successful PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS, The Ancient Australian Art Of Genital Origami, will return to Los Angeles, playing at the Coast Playhouse, 8325 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, from February 17- March 14.

Tickets for PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS ($39.00 (Wednesdays/Sundays) and $45.00 for all other performances) go on sale Tuesday, January 26. To purchase tickets, call 1-866-468-3399. Show and ticket information can be found at <> . Tickets are available at The Coast Playhouse box office on performance nights, one hour prior to the performance.

The comedy spectacular stars a brand new cast! After a nationwide search, the creators discovered the finest young talent in the history of the production. Following their Apprenticeship in the mysteries of the Ancient Australian Art, Rich Binning and Christopher J. Cannon starred in the hit's New York City production.

Puppetry creator, Simon Morley, said "Los Angeles audiences are the most appreciative, fun and wild we've ever experienced. So we're sending the "A-Team" from New York, to give them the best. It will be a treat for this new team to experience Southern California crowds!"

Requiring amazing concentration, astonishing stamina, an unbelievable stretch factor and a remarkable level of testicular fortitude, this show leaves women and men gasping at over 40 heroic and hilarious penis installations including The Pelican, The Windsurfer, The Eiffel Tower, Loch Ness Monster, and their signature installation, The Hamburger.


Puppetry of the Penis introduced the world to the ancient Australian art of genital origami. Over 1 million people in more than 14 countries have experienced the show, including the U.S., Great Britain, Australia, Holland, Germany, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Belgium, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and Portugal. Celebrities like Hugh Grant, Naomi Campbell, Victoria Beckham, Bono and Elton John have joined the crowds. It has been translated into three languages, had a "how to" book published, been played non-stop on HBO's "Real Sex" since 2002, and had DVD releases throughout the world.



Puppetry of the Penis was conceived by Simon Morley in 1996 as the title of a classy, highbrow art calendar, showcasing twelve of his favorite penis installations. Years before, Simon's youngest brother had shown him his first genital trick, 'The Hamburger'. Natural sibling rivalry with their two other brothers resulted in the evolution of a healthy repertoire of genital gesticulations. It was on New Year's Eve in 1997, with a garage full of calendars to sell and burgeoning requests for live demonstrations that Simon finally decided to unleash his talent on the world.

The natural choice of performing partner was David Friend, whose reputation as the life of any party was quickly growing. As a young boy, Friend began his current

career in the bath and developed his skills further when he discovered beer at university in Byron Bay. After completing his degree in computing, he returned to Melbourne with his own highly individual collection of hanging art. Together, Simon and Friend became Puppetry of the Penis. Their debut season at the 1998 Melbourne International Comedy Festival was a huge hit. Simon and Friend then embarked on a national tour, circumnavigating Australia. This took eight months, covered 12,500 miles and was captured in all its glory in the documentary Tackle Happy.


A runaway hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2000, Puppetry of the Penis then set about the task of world domination, playing London's West End, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and launching multiple US companies, with one playing the John Houseman Theatre in New York for 2 years, and another two touring extensively, with sit-downs in Los Angeles and San Francisco. As of today, most of the Western World has played host to Puppetry of the Penis. Due to popular demand, Simon and his band of penis puppeteers continue to take their penises to the people with performances in Australia, Canada, USA, the UK and South Africa.

CRITICS AROUND THE WORLD HAVE RAVED ABOUT PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS calling it "Comedic brilliance!" Time Out NY, "Good, clean fun!" Philadelphia Inquirer. "clever and funny" NY Post, "Sends audience members into hysterics" NY Times, "...shocked me into uncontrollable fits of hysterics." Time Out, London, "An amiable Aussie duo that has turned playing with their privates into an art form." NY Post, "Does exactly what it says on the packet ...unbelievable" Financial Times, London, "Charming ... extraordinary ... DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!" The Guardian, London, "Inspires laughter, even awe" Time Out, New York, "...outright best show...shocking, ridiculous, hilarious..." The Age, Melbourne, "A theatrical sensation!" Variety, "...giggling fits that approached hysteria." National Post, Toronto, "...manage to make the penis user-friendly through the power of laughter." LA Times, "A dizzying combination of shock and fascination", "A most inventive, shocking, amusing, and thoroughly entertaining theatrical performance from down under." Penthouse, "Astonishing...unbelievable...go see for yourselves." Sydney Telegraph, "Positively glorious" Los Angeles Times, "Wildly funny! Penis is the new vagina!" Toronto Star, "You have to admit, these guys have balls." Boston Phoenix, "You'll have to see it to believe it." Boston Herald, "I still prefer musicals" Simon's Mum.

PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS is a non-sexual adult show. It plays Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:00pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm and 9:30pm; and Sundays at 5:00pm and 7:30pm.

Tickets for PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS ($39.00 (Wednesdays/Sundays) and $45.00 for all other performances) are now on sale. To purchase tickets, call 1-866-468-3399. Show and ticket information can be found at <> . Tickets are available at The Coast Playhouse box office, 8325 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, on performance nights, one hour prior to the performance.

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