Date(s) - 27/01/2018
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Created and Performed by Adam Francis Proulx
Produced by The Pucking Fuppet Co.
Presented by Resource Centre for the Arts
Part of RCA’s 2017-18 Hall Pass.
January 25-27, 2018, 8pm
January 27, 2018, 2pm
3 Victoria Street
Not your children’s puppet show.
Rub-a-dub-dub, the Baker’s dead in the tub! Now his husband the Butcher is on trial. And what ever happened to this mysterious Candlestick Maker?
A single puppeteer, Adam Francis Proulx, transforms one puppet into the twelve members of the jury. These are the characters who must decide the Butcher’s fate in this courtroom drama / puppet show / mystery / comedy / one-man show, BAKER’S DOZEN: 12 Angry Puppets.
The jurors struggle with the mystery of Baker’s death, their own personal problems, our flawed judicial system, their fellow jurors, their own gnat-like attention spans, their intolerance of people unlike themselves, and of lactose.
BAKER’S DOZEN: 12 Angry Puppets had a workshop production at the Toronto Festival of Clowns and premiered at the Toronto Fringe Festival in the Summer of 2014. The production has toured across Canada (Best of Fringe TO, Mntrl, Van), opened for Rick Mercer and has even been taped for television. The show was the recipient of the BC Touring Council Award at Vancouver Fringe in September 2015. Baker’s Dozen won Best Solo Show at the 2015 Montreal Fringe Festival. It played to sold out crowds at Orlando Fringe in May 2017 where it won the Orlando Fringe Critics Choice Award for Best Physical Theatre, Variety, Specialty Show and will return by popular demand to Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest in January 3-7, 2018.
For tickets, call the Hall at 753-4531 or buy online at rca.nf.ca
“Each character is brilliantly crafted and possessed of humour and insight as different from every other character as up is from down.”
– Xtra Magazine
“Proulx gives a true tour-de-force performance.”
– Crew Magazine
“Some of the best puppet work I’ve seen in a long time.”
– VanCity Buzz
“[Proulx’s] metamorphosis into each new character, male, female, young, old, and Russian alike, is wizardry.”
– Montreal Rampage
“I laughed out loud – a lot.”
– Georgia Straight
“Adam Francis Proulx is truly talented as he seamlessly transforms one puppet into 12 distinctive and fascinating characters. Funny! Thoughtful! Magnificent!”
– Watermark Orlando
“His manipulation is expert, with unique postures and voices for each character. But more importantly, the puppeteering is in service of a smart script that blends nursery rhyme puns with sincerely moving Capra-esque pleas for tolerance. No matter what color you are — black, white or turquoise — or how many men you like to rub-a-dubdub in a tub with, there’s a heartfelt message hiding here beneath the felt and foam.”
– Orlando Weekly