THE CONFESSIONS OF PUNCH & JUDY
The Confessions of Punch & Judy, is a co-production between NACL Theatre, Cleveland Public Theatre, Number Eleven Theatre. Created by Tannis Kowalchuk, Ker Wells, Raymond Bobgan with lighting design by Steven Mack, and Costumes/Puppets by the ensemble and Holly Holsinger
The Confessions of Punch & Judy is a wild all-night argument that captures the anarchic spirit of the classic Punch and Judy puppet show. Slaptsick, stylish, viciously honest, and full of surprises, the show is performed by Wells and Kowalchuk, two virtuoso performers who leap between realism and surrealism, exposing the horror and beauty of a relationship.
Performed from 2004 to 2008 at NACL, HERE Arts Center, Cleveland Public Theatre, Theatre Center Toronto, Halifax (Zuppa Theatre), Winnipeg, Manitoulin Island, New Orleans (ArtSpot), Nightingale Theatre Brighton England, Dah Teatar Serbia, NetFest California.
“…two superb performers who are a force of nature... a manic, hilarious pas de deux- jump cutting between mime, martial arts and ballroom dance with blazing speed, like nothing I’ve ever seen. A vaudevillian theme-and-variations on the push-pull of intimacy, its psychological truths are beautifully observed.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer
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