Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Seattle's Monkey Wrench Puppet Labs once again bring the extraordinary puppet show "Frankenocchio" back from the dead, this time under the direction of puppet master Brian Kooser, the hard-working madman recently responsible for "Bloody Henry" and "Dracula: A Case Study."

The show opens a window on a fever vision of a decrepit circus populated by drunk clowns, has-been fortune tellers, pinheads and geeks. Into the midst of this depravity falls the angel Frank, who brings a stark and shining light into the darkness. It's a wild show, full of terror and beauty, and filled with some of the most beautiful puppetry you will ever see. The show features live music by God's Favorite Beefcake, three members of the now defunct Circus Contraption band.

Frankenocchio shows at the Lee Center for the Arts, 901 12th Ave., on the Seattle University Campus. Opens August 12 and runs through September 4, 2010. Tickets are available here.

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