Now See This: Puppet Slamwich

City Paper

You may think that since you’re, like, an adult, that means that you are way too old for puppet shows. But adults can appreciate puppet shows just as much as any small child can—sometimes even more, especially the shows at Black Cherry Puppet Theater, which are often not totally suitable for kids, depending on the kind of parent you are (no judgment). Performances at the quarterly "Puppet Slamwiches" often draw from a variety of influences such as folk tales, classic literature, and pop culture, and the sentiments range from raunchy to solemn. In tonight's collaborative performance, a story from Holocaust-survivor Jakov Lind's book "Soul of Wood" is retold, Aminah Shourbaji creates large, surrealistic pop-ups out of cardboard, and Chris Owen illustrates a Bukowski poem onto a moving scroll as he recites the poem. These and several other local and out-of-town performers are joined by the Baltimore Barrage Band Orchestra.


7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Black Cherry Puppet Theater, 1115 Hollins St., (410) 752-7272, puppetslamwich.blogspot.com, $7. 

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