Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes

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Don’t bring the kiddies to puppeteer Ronnie Burkett’s rather ribald, thoroughly entertaining Daisy Theatre. Burkett, who hails from Alberta, Canada, became interested in puppets as a child, when he picked up Volume P of the World Book and it fell open at “puppets.” Burkett is a one-man show, improvising on the spot. His marionettes—a rotating cast of 40 characters—include ventriloquist Meyer Lemon, actress Lillian Lunkhead, and Edna Rural. Advisory: chance of puppet nudity.


Due to content intended for mature audiences, youth tickets are not available for this event

Acknowledgements

Co-commissioned by LUMINATO (Toronto) and the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA

 

Presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council

      

Program

  • The program will be performed without intermission. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Video

I first saw Ronnie’s work performed as part of the Henson Puppetry Festival in New York City. His use of marionettes was unlike anything I had seen before, a village of extreme personalities brought to life through Ronnie’s quick and witty dialogue. The Daisy Theatre gives you a chance to see Ronnie at his improvisational best, as each night a new cast of characters takes to the small stage.

 

—Chris Lorway, Executive Director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall