Sunday, August 13, 2 pm
In The Perils of Mr. Punch, Modern Times Theater updates the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch. 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. It’s a low-tech old-time spectacle.
By taking the best from the centuries-long tradition of Punch and Judy shows and bringing the art form to modern audiences, this classic remains alive, vital, and hysterical to both children and adults today. Audience participation and improvisation are key parts of every performance which adds to the excitement.
This performance is part of LOH’s FREE Nexus Music and Arts Festival. Location: Colburn Park Stage (across from LOH/City Hall)