WestBeth Entertainment and Henson Alternative proudly announce the New York debut of STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG, a live uncensored show that lets loose the perilous and provocative elements of comedic improvisation on stage with a bunch of puppets. Created by award-winning director, producer, writer and performer Brian Henson and actor and improvisational guru Patrick Bristow, this one-of-a-kind comedy performance is set for a special 10-week limited engagement kicking off Wednesday, March 17 at the Union Square Theatre.
Official Opening takes place Thursday, April 1 at 9:00 PM.
STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG is a madcap multimedia romp in which the skilled art of puppetry and comedic intelligent nonsense collide. Unpredictable, irreverent and rebellious, it's never the same show twice as a team of expert puppeteers sets off on a trail of twisted sketches and songs at breakneck pace while interaction with the audience prompts the spontaneous storylines unfolding on stage.
With live musical accompaniment and Bristow as host, STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG features a cast of six puppeteers in an uninhibited live puppet performance, as never seen before. This production serves up "two shows in one" as the hilarious puppet action is projected on large screens flanking the stage, while the puppeteers display their skillful talents below all in full view of the audience. STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG evolved from Henson's previous production Puppet Up! - Uncensored, which made its debut at the 2006 HBO Comedy Festival (Aspen, CO) and later toured the 2006 Edinburgh Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland), The 2007 Comedy Festival (Las Vegas, NV) and Australia's Sydney Big Laugh Comedy Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (both 2007). Most recently, Puppet Up continued to be workshopped in monthly performances at Avalon Hollywood. The New York engagement of STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG marks the debut of a completely revamped production featuring all new technical wizardry and original music and staging.
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STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG plays Wednesday through Friday at 9:00 PM, and Saturday at 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM. The Union Square Theatre is located at 100 East 17th Street, just east of Union Square. All preview tickets through Wednesday, March 31 are $35.00. Additionally, ten $20 RUSH tickets (first row) are available for each performance (CASH ONLY at the Box Office, one hour before showtime, limit 2 per person). Regular tickets range from $35.00 - $50.00. Tickets ON SALE NOW may be arranged through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or (212) 307-4100. The Union Square Box Office opens for STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG on Thursday, March 11 at 1:00 PM. For more information, check out www.StuffedAndUnstrung.com.