Puppets at McGuffey, Stories at Random Row

March 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment · By

There’s two events this evening that sound pretty cool; luckily the organizers have scheduled things so that people can easily do both.

First up is something called a “Zombie Capitalist Puppet Show” —  Cindy reports: “The RPM Puppet Conspiracy is a Radical Puppet Troupe that writes, builds and performs original shows which take on a variety of issues with the goal of turning angst into a riot. […] RPM Puppet Conspiracy began in Chicago in the year 1999, presenting small shows done by local puppeteers, including a short show about torture for the International Day for Survivors of Torture, hosted by the Kovler Center and Amnesty International. Under the auspices of Art & Revolution, RPM also helped with massive street spectacles and protests in and around Chicago. Soon thereafter, RPM’s founder, David Bailey joined with Jason Hicks and RPM became and has remained to this day a touring puppet company, making several full length touring puppet shows.” I believe they’re also affiliated with Bread&Puppet in some way.  That’s happening at McGuffey studio #11 at 5:30pm; there are 2 musical guests and it costs a donation of $5.

Later on at 7pm, there’s something called “Secretly, Y’all” at Random Row Books.  If you’re not already familiar, it’s a monthly series in which people are invited to share short, true stories on a specific theme. It’s organized in part by this woman Leslie, who’s a recent acquaintance of mine who seems totally awesome, and everyone I know keeps saying excellent things about this project. I’ve missed their first few events but I’m determined to check it out, as it sounds really interesting and fun and great. This month’s theme is “At War,” the event  is pay-what-you-can with a suggested $5 donation (the surplus will be donated to a veteran’s organization), and you are strongly advised to BYOC – “Bring Your Own Chair.”

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  • 1 Leslie Channel // Mar 15, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Thanks for the props! Hope you made it out, but no worries if you didn’t. The podcast will be going up shortly. Hope to chat with you soon! L