Monday, January 08, 2007

The Rapture Project

A disappointment for what I was expecting, but you have to admire Great Small Works for their dedication to toy theater. Of the many strange things I hope to see in 2007, I doubt many will top the showdown of puppet Susan Sontag with puppet Lucifer, nor the starkly dramatic image of a security-clad puppet being carried across a black-and-white surrealistic sky by a nude cadre of elite puppeteers. I'm not sure how everything ties together, but I'm not entirely convinced that it has to: just accept the punk-rock Islamic fundamentalist merger as a theatrical convention and move straight on to their Armageddon-hastening puppet melee. Why not? You got something better to do?

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