The Curio Show

The Curio Show, our newest puppet production, tells the stories of some rather uncanny knick-knacks.

As the doors of the cases open, the histories of jawbones, crystal balls, narwhal horns, jewelry (and more) are revealed to audiences via multi-media projections and shadow puppetry.

The show was inspired by co-artistic director Lindsay Burleson’s recent trip to New York where she explored the history and current trend of curiosity cabinets. Cabinets of Curiosities, popularized in the 16th century, were actually rooms that resembled museums. Later on in the 18th century, the concept was contained, so to speak, and dubbed curio cabinets.

During a recent trip, Burleson became intrigued by the concept and ventured to shops filled with old and new curio cabinets and the objects they encased.

“The shop owners would know more about the history of these objects than they probably do their friends and family – and they’re inanimate objects,” says Burleson. “It’s this sort-of, sincere materialism.”

The show is completely hand made by Lindsay herself, with help from puppet comrades Larkin Elliott, Peter Zama, and Emily Hynds.

The dates and venues are below! All shows are pay-what-you-want and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Rudyard’s British Pub
Saturday January 4, 10pm and midnight
Sunday January 5, 8pm
Wednesday January 8, 8pm

An Empty Storefront (…we don’t know what else to call it…)
3603 Main, across from Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails
Friday January 17, 8pm
Saturday January 18, 8pm
Tuesday January 14, 8pm

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