PUPPETRY FOR KIDDOS.
“If you don’t bring your own imagination to the show, the puppets stay dead,” says Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre’s website, which is awesome since kids have PLENTY of creativity! Bobbindoctrin is presenting their Eighth Annual Puppet Slam, “Puppetsploitation,” this weekend – a wild variety of short staged and filmed puppet works for the discriminating grown-up. Those crazy puppeteers know many of us have kids who also want to enjoy the finer puppets in life, so they’ve created a special “Fambly Slam Day” this Sunday, April 14 at 2pm with the fabulous entry fee of “pay what you will”!
Children are welcome, nay encouraged, to come to this show because it is a zone free of sexuality, harsh language and excessive violence. Please note, however, many mature themes remain, because, in their words “We tone it down but do not dumb it down. We think most kids will appreciate the journey.” It’s probably best for kids 10+.
Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre has been producing original puppet works for the benefit of the Houston community since 1995. Bobbindoctrin provides experimental adult puppet performances with low admission prices and gives actors, directors, playwrights, musicians, sculptors, dancers and engineers a much-needed and unique venue for their art while encouraging theatregoers from all economic strata to attend. Bobbindoctrin has a history of introducing audiences to new forms of stagecraft using puppet techniques rarely touched upon by conventional theatre groups. Bobbindoctrin incorporates a mix of shadow, rod, hand, string and tabletop puppetry, as well as masks, in any given show.
The family show takes place at the Midtown Arts Center, 3414 La Branch Street in downtown Houston.