Modern Times Theater / Use It Up!
Mr. Punch’s garbage pile nearly devours him!
This updated classic follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch. Nothing ever goes right– his dog looks suspiciously like a skunk, his baby doesn’t behave, and crocodiles appear around every corner. The skillfully operated hand puppets are made of garbage and up-cycled material, and are chock full of surprises and tricks, as is the elaborate stage.
This ever-evolving saga changes with the seasons, and is always fresh, with new gags, and puppets constantly joining the cast.
The show is rounded out with live music played on a variety of instruments, from the ukulele to the bicycle pump. It’s a low-tech old-time spectacle, entertaining to children of all ages: from one to one hundred.