Printer's devil theater:
Printer’s Devil Theater (PDT) is a company of theater artists dedicated to creating, developing, and producing new work that meets three criteria: smart, original, and local. Founded in 1995, here in Seattle, we work to produce innovative work combining bold acting, whip-smart writing, and a commitment to simple, but well conceived production values. Our work has consistently included new and genre-diverse material, driven by a strong sense of intelligence and passion, and no small measure of humor.
Thank you to all who supported our most recent production, The Ballad of Karla Fox. Our audience numbers were the highest in recent history and the feedback was stellar. We have nothing to announce yet for 2016 but are grateful for your support in 2015!
The Ballad of Karla Fox
by Scot "Sgt Rigsby" Augustson, Directed by Tom Milewski
in association with Theatre Off Jackson
Performed November 6-21 2015 (Thurs-Sat)
The Ballad of Karl is a super intense and really dark psychological thriller/shadow puppet show. After her parents die in a suspicious accident (involving a drunken bulldog driving a moving van full of pianos) Karla Fox goes to live with her strange, stern Aunt Sadie. But soon Karla is forced to flee in the night for her very life. The young fox soon learns that trouble is everywhere in this wicked world and everybody has a terrible secret.
Porcupines in doomed love affairs. Mysterious glowing waters. A child abandoned by his wild out-of-control mother. A curious friendship between a lumberjack and a widower.
Karla thinks she has put all that madness behind her when she falls in love with a handsome bearcat. But she could not be more wrong.
The Ballad of Karla Fox was written by Scot Augustson (who also made the puppets). Voices provided by Shannon Kipp, Stacey Plum, Shawnmarie Stanton and Roy Stanton.
Original Music by Shawnmarie Stanton.
Directed by Tom Milewski.
Puppetry by Ben Laurance and Scot Augustson
A few words about Sgt. Rigsby & His Amazing Silhouettes:
This elaborate, wickedly funny shadow-puppet company starts with the golden age of radio as its aesthetic soil, then fertilizes that ground with the subversive comedy of bar theater and drag shows. -- Brendan Kiley
Honestly, could you ask for anything more out of a night of theater? -- The Stranger
It’s a good thing these actors are brought into full-view, because all four of them are scintillating, and watching them can at times be even more joyful than watching the puppets. -- Drama in the Hood
The show may not be...fit for the family, but this talented group of actors will have you rooting for a cast of critters unparalleled in their comedic talent -- The Seattle Spectator
Every Sgt. Rigsby & His Amazing Silhouettes performance offers a unique theater experience. Those 2-D puppets have 3-D stories, emotions, and a fair amount of sex. Front and center is the big carnival wagon style shadow screen where the puppet action takes place. Off to the side is a table where the actors, who provide voices and Foley sound effects, sit in full view of the audience.
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