Little Shadow Productions brings back this solo puppet performance about Wylie, a contract shaman who works for NYORG—a city in the middle of a swamp. More…
Wylie uses his unusual talents to solve problems and do routine maintenance on the city’s interweb biotechnology. Due to the haunted land and sentient mainframes, Wylie faces many occult adversaries. Storms constantly threaten to destroy NYORG, but a secret feature of the Flatiron building keeps the storms at bay—that is as long as the cloud-code is cracked and the correct ritual procedure is followed. Inspired by speculative fiction and neo-noir, 'The Flatiron Hex' is a peek inside a parallel world infected with intelligent viruses and paranoia. Elements of the fantastic collide with the everyday to become evocative of a magical reality.
See it if Puppeteer with amazing repetoire of techniques draws us into a dystopian future NYC. Weird original characters, many hilarious moments.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy strange alternate universes, magic, blood and goo.
See it if you appreciate skill, imagination and fun. Remarkable character puppets in a creative dystopian future. Sit close to appreciate the details.
Don't see it if you dislike puppets or intimate performance venues.
See it if Social action take on storytelling, sci fi, puppetry, shamans in a constant battle against evil + ChristopherWalken + NYORG + ritualTech r U
Don't see it if attention to small detail & intimate storytelling, lots of blood & guts, plus a healthy sense of the ridiculous are not in your wheelhouse
See it if you like a wide variety of puppets, the humor on Adult Swim, and picking up on the world-building details of a complicated plot as you go
Don't see it if a wacky, hardboiled, magical scifi adventure in dytopian New York doesn’t interest to you; you dislike the small scale of puppet theater
See it if you want to see a performance using all sorts of puppetry to convey a sci-fi graphic novel to no avail.
Don't see it if solo performance and puppets are not your thing. Very unimaginative.
See it if You enjoy creative puppetry. Your sense of humors straddles surreal and sophomoric. You lean into the weird.
Don't see it if You dislike the gumshoe/detective/Dick Tracy genre. You avoid shows that seem to thinnly veil the creator’s fetishes.
See it if You are intrigued by multimedia performance art combining sci-fi, film noir, puppetry and comic sarcasm in a dystopian tale of a future NYC.
Don't see it if Nothing I described above interests you. But I am glad I gave this a chance and was entertained by it.
See it if you like gritty (neo)noir; Shadowrun-esque cyberpunk; and Space Eldritch scifi-fantasy-horror. Yes, really, all these. Oh, and puppetry.
Don't see it if A one-man show with fantastical characters, fake blood, surreal worlds, and very little narrative logic puts you off. Very idiosyncratic.
See it if you enjoy a wide range of puppetry, all created and operated by the talented and funny James Godwin. Dystopian noir, NYC style.
Don't see it if you want a dramatic, impactful tale or cute, furry animal puppets.
See it if you do not mind a silly story line to showcase a promising voice talent /actor & puppeteer. There is a variety of puppetry/effects to amuse.
Don't see it if you don't dig childish humor for adults, amateurish puppet staging, & fake blood. It would be more impressive if it featured ventriloquism
See it if you love puppets! This uses several kinds well (marionette, table top, shadow...). U like quirky cross-genre shows (noir/sci-fi/nerd comedy)
Don't see it if you don't like puppets or quirkiness. A few jokes will land better w/New Yorkers.
See it if you're interested in any kind of science fiction theater
Don't see it if Although this show was creative and memorable it didn't really pop and its flavor of strangeness would not appeal to everyone
See it if you're interested in the artistry - great use of puppetry, electronics, projections, etc.
Don't see it if you don't like gratuitous blood or sex or if you are looking for a classical noir story.
See it if you love a complex and rich plot that makes the audience work for it, like film noir/detectives, surrealism, absurdism, sci-fi, one-man show
Don't see it if you don't want to think
See it if you like old New York jokes, sci-fi humor, film noir style, comic book style, puppetry and inventive staging.
Don't see it if you devalue the efforts of a one man show with puppets, you don't like using your imagination and/or like jokes about New York City.