Irvine, California, performance of Stuffed and Unstrung
Irvine, California. Theater-lovers and world travelers heading to Irvine should be sure to check out the Irvine Barclay Theater and the performance of Stuffed and Unstrung. The show runs December 29-January 2, 2011.This is touted as “80 Henson Puppets, 6 Comedians, 100% Uncensored” and this is the West Coast premiere of the new show by Henson Alternative.Will it be funny?
“It’s nearly impossible to do anything but laugh. Grade: A,” says Entertainment Weekly
The show is said to be two shows in one…and it’s never the same show twice!
Irvine Barclay Theatre | 4242 Campus Drive
tickets: $38-$75 | 949.854.4646 | www.thebarclay.org
The six shows are as follows:
Wed Dec 29 at 8pm | $38-$45
Thu Dec 30 at 8pm | $38-$45
Fri Dec 31 at 7pm & 10pm | $45-$55
Sat Jan 1 at 8pm | $45-$55
Sun Jan 2 at 4pm | $45-$55
Here is what the website says:
The Barclay proudly presents the West Coast Premiere of STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG, a live uncensored show that lets loose the perilous and provocative elements of comedic improvisation on stage with a bunch of puppets in a show produced by WestBeth Entertainment and Henson Alternative. Created by award-winning director, producer, and writer Brian Henson and actor and improvisational guru Patrick Bristow and featuring The Jim Henson Company’s renowned puppeteers, this one-of-a-kind comedy made for grown-ups is playing a limited six-show run at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Wednesday, December 29 through Sunday, January 2. Patrick Bristow serves as host for the show, and Musical Director is Willie Etra.
STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG is a wild romp in which the skilled art of puppetry and spontaneous comedy collide. Unpredictable and irreverent, it’s never the same show twice. Expert puppeteers create twisted scenes and songs on the fly, as suggestions from the audience prompt the improvised storylines unfolding on stage. This production delivers “two shows in one” as 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 Bristow as host, STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG boasts a cast of six world-class puppeteers in an uninhibited live puppet performance, as never seen before.
See slide show of pictures on the left side related to Stuffed and Unstrung
San Francisco world travelers can fly from SFO to John Wayne International Airport. Deals can be found for the trip on www.kayak.com