Glass Half Full presents FupDuck, an original tabletop puppetry performance for Adults and Also Children who already know the F-word,* accompanied by live Americana music from the WHITE GHOST SHIVERS.
August 10th - 25th,at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre: Thursday Saturday at 8PM Family Friendly Matinees* @ 3PM August 12th, 19th, & 25th
Tickets: $8 children/ $12-$25 adults *NOTE TO PARENTS: 3PM Matinees will feature gentler language for parents who don't want to expose their children to a foul-mouthed old geezer of a puppet. Special prices for children at matinees. Recommended for children ages 8 and up.
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FupDuck is an adaptation of the novela Fup, by Jim Dodge, an anti-authoritarian fable about whiskey, ducks, life, death, and the untamed spirit of the West. Glass Half Full's workshop performance in 2010 made The Chronicle's Top Ten List of Art "Things" that yearacknowledging that FupDuck is more than a play it's Chris Gibson spinning you a yarn, with rollicking live music from Austin's darling of the old time music scene, The White Ghost Shivers. Now we have received a prestigious grant from the Jim Henson Foundation and support from the Creative Fund to present the completed production.
The Puppets: Granddaddy Jake is a foul-mouthed, back-woods octogenarian who receives unexpected custody of his grandson Tiny, a child as gentle as Jake is cantankerous. Fup is their ornery twenty-pound duck, who embodies both chaos and heartfelt wisdom. The story explores this non-traditional family's diverse obsessions, namely whiskey-brewing, fence-building, checkers, and an enthusiasm for sitting still. Granddaddy Jake's memories of his conversations with Johnny Seven Moons, the local Medicine Man, and Tiny and Fup's ongoing feud with the wild boar, Lockjaw, lead to a wry examination of what it means to live and how it is to die.
Costumes by Lucie Cunningham Glass Half Full Theatre is a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance, and we are grateful to The Jim Henson Foundation and from the Creative Fund for funding this project.
Salvage Vanguard Theater (View)
2803 E Manor Rd
Austin , TX 78722