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The Paper Hat Game

From 12 critic and 22 member reviews
Members say: Clever, Slow, Quirky, Ambitious, Original

About the show

The Tank presents Scotty Iseri's misadventures as whimsical prankster through the language of toy theater and projection. More…

The hero of this visual kaleidoscope hands out paper hats on the subway with the intention of bringing a bit of childlike joy to daily commuters. But even heroes fall on hard times, and despite the Paper Hat Guy’s daily attempt to brighten the city, the city isn’t always able to reciprocate. Torry Bend transforms this almost-true story into a constantly shifting landscape of urban life via live puppetry, intricate models, photo-motion video, and a collage of shifting scenery—all layered into a performance space only slightly bigger than an oven.

Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if you like puppetry, you are looking for something completely different, and you don't mind repetition and the absence of a clear storyline.

Don't see it if you feel that visual beauty and originality cannot overcome a nonsensical story, slow pacing, and mind-numbing repetition

Banal, Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating

See it if If you'r into puppets. Other than that, pointless. Complete visual piece that can be done in a 5 minute YouTube video.

Don't see it if I would not recommend this to anyone.

During previews
Enchanting, Confusing, Dizzying, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You like paper art and indie style theatre.

Don't see it if You don't like paper art.

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