A digital puppetry performance (for adults) examining the apparatus of fear and how both the repulsion and compulsion towards guns play into their power to control and oppress. More…
From the show:
The piece weaves Horror Film tropes like 1979’s Amityville Horror with Greek mythology to tell the story of a young couple whose daughter is attacked and kidnapped by spirits in the catacombs of a haunted house. By exposing the mechanics behind the performance’s puppetry, FEAR IN THE WESTERN WORLD offers the audience a sense of observational interactiveness that takes uncomfortable detours through violence, race, and the tool of fear.
See it if If you like adult puppetry and a plot that is erratic and confusing at times. Executions were interesting. Some good points to this perform
Don't see it if If you want a clear consise plot, video that is focused. Hate loud noises there is a lot of that.
See it if you want to see one direction for puppetry in the 3rd decade of the 21st Century.
Don't see it if you need a clear plot (this one feels confusing & confused); you want a full-length show (this lasts 45 minutes).
See it if you'd like a technological mashing of light, video and sound with puppetry for adults. Lots of energy in this piece-fun to watch executors.
Don't see it if you want a comprehensible story or do not enjoy loud presentations with shaky video and changing sets and lights.
See it if You like unusual theater mixing video, puppetry, video within puppets, loud sound effects, deliberately garbled dialogue
Don't see it if You like linear plot lines and not odd-looking video installations/ puppets in constant hard to follow motion, loud noises, frenzied motion
See it if It's sort of like if the Shining starred cell phones and was awful. The only positive I have is that the staging was sort of impressive.
Don't see it if It's a mess; loud, confusing, & projected onto screens by cameras that can't adjust to shooting bright cell phones. It tries hard. And fails
See it if you enjoy experimental puppetry and video, appreciate the pointed, absurdist humor and commentary about the strange world we live in
Don't see it if you don't enjoy loud noises, strobe lights, and lo-fi stagings.
See it if if you like horror, if you're interested in really innovative staging and sets, if you're okay with weird and confusing
Don't see it if if you prefer a cohesive plot/themes, if you're easily scared