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're a fan of detailed puppets with a quirky story. Super great puppets. Attention to detail is amazing. Story is odd but sweet.
Don't see it if You can't handle quirky. This show is small but powerful.
See it if You enjoy art installations. This is a series of slow-moving, pretty dioramas of paper & video. You like puppetry & want to see backstage.
Don't see it if You want a traditional theatre piece with a story & a lot of dialogue. You don't enjoy puppetry and/or art.
See it if You enjoy PHENOMENAL puppetry. The sets and puppets were masterfully executed, as were the projections. Plus they let you go backstage!
Don't see it if You need a linear story. This was less story...more...multi-media exploration, beautifully executed. However, it felt long for a 1 hour show
See it if you want to see a short, quirky & creative show with terrific puppetry, you can look beyond puppets to see exploration of human experience
Don't see it if you don't like puppets, you can't arrive early to get a seat close to the front (the "stage" is very small)
See it if you're looking to see something out of the ordinary. This is more puppetry and performance art than a play, but still very enjoyable.
Don't see it if you need dialogue or a plot to enjoy a show.
See it if You are open to puppets. It is a pensee on the big cold city, and an attempt to brighten it. Not all goes well, but the craft is impressive
Don't see it if You need things to move forward crisply. It is a long hour.
See it if you like experimental theatre presentation and design, especially puppetry and animation
Don't see it if you want your puppet shows to have plot and dramatic complexity.
See it if you want to see some really great puppetry. The mixed-media aspect was cool, but the paper work was really the best part.
Don't see it if you value story over form. Also, if you get uncomfortable with technical difficulties. Felt like we had several and my stomach was a knot.
See it if You like innovative staging, but try to sit near the front, it's small and a little dark. Hard to see in the back.
Don't see it if You hate puppets, are easily bored by non-linear "arty" shows.
See it if You like something different, and if you not good with sitting through a long show because this show is very short.
Don't see it if You get bored easily or you don't like visual rather speaking shows
See it if you like puppet theater for adults about the challenge to remain human in an urban environment and you like incredibly well-crafted design.
Don't see it if you don't like meditatively paced theater without dialogue and if you need your theater to last longer than one hour.
See it if You appreciate multi media shows that are clever and unique
Don't see it if If you get bored easily as some of it goes on too long is sensitive to sounds get distracted easily