When I hear the words "puppet theater," I think of crafty embodiments of archetypes relating moralizing tales, geared toward tots. Unless, of course, we're talking about "Avenue Q," which is a set of crafty embodiments of archetypes relating moralizing tales for the sexually mature set. On Thursday, July 11, MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.) will host something that is infinitely more bizarre: Jawbone Puppet Theater & Poncili Company will present "Sacred Candy: An Experimental Adult Puppet Show," featuring physical theatre, puppets, and big strange masks.
Jawbone Puppet Theater is described as a quirky, potty-mouthed, father-son act from Brooklyn, by way of Taiwan, and Poncili Company is a mysterious experimental art collective from Puerto Rico. The show will include the short masterpiece "Fire Hydrant Woman gets Tooken Away," written, designed, and directed by a 5-year-old named Corn Snake (no, really: facebook.com/cornsnakemonsterprint), which culminates in a disemboweled T-rex spewing guts and candies. The show goes on: a clueless girl meets the world through the eyes of Candywoot, a schizophrenic clown obsessed with the reality of a near, but bizarre, dystopian future, while a man with a bad leg tries to make his way home, and everybody prays to the holy mutant cow in hopes of ending their addiction to candy. Sounds about right.
In addition, a potty-mouthed biblical scholar will regale you with the tale of "Genesis, Chapter 38," a funny, dirty retelling of one of the weirder bible stories, which includes scenes of graphic puppet-on-puppet sex.
The event starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold for a donation of $8 in advance or $10 at the door (no one will be turned away for lack of funds), and the event will also host inexpensive prints, small sculptures, comics, and more for sale. For more information, visit muccc.org.