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.
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
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