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Wars of Heaven: Smackdown!
Salvage Vanguard Theater
Austin , TX
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Thursday Apr 21, 2016 8:00 PM - Sunday May 15, 2016 5:00 PM | $10.00 - $50.00


Wars of Heaven: Smackdown!
"This divine and diabolical smackdown rocks the SVT stage right here in Austin, Texas, as Trouble Puppet Theater Company presents an original, stand-alone installment in their Wars of Heaven trilogy. Funded in part by the Jim Henson Foundation, unleashing a unique entertainment at the intersection of pro wrestling, televangelism, political debate, and a troupe possessed of the maddest, baddest puppeteering skills."
Austin Chronicle

Smackdown provides a spectacle for its times! Rabbit, one of the fighters in the match, sets about trying to un-rig a game that has been rigged for millennia. But how do you fight the most powerful Powers That Be?

Trouble Puppet takes its always innovative and visually compelling puppetry to a larger-than-life scale!

With special musical guests from LOLA, nightly!

The show is created by the company (a mainstay of Chronicle Top-10 lists) that brought Austin award-winning productions of The Jungle, Riddley Walker, Toil and Trouble, The Cruel Circus, The Head, Hyde & Jekyll, Wars of Heaven: Part I, and Frankenstein.

ASL interpretation by Emily Niswonger May 6.

Group sales welcome. Director/cast talkbacks available for groups of five or more.

**Not created for children. Probably OK for ages 12+.**

Artistic Director: Connor Hopkins
Composer: Justin Sherburn
Sound design by K. Eliot Haynes
Media design by Chris Owen
Lighting by Kevin Long
Costumes by Kelli Bland
Build by Connor Hopkins, Magda Riley, Jacqueline Landsman, et al.

Performers: Gricelda Silva, Zac Crofford, Michelle Dahlenburg, Caroline Reck, Michael Ferstenfeld, Julie Moore, Emily Ash, and Jay Young

Trouble Puppet is a sponsored project of Salvage Vanguard Theater. This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division and by the Jim Henson Foundation.


Salvage Vanguard Theater (View)
2803 E Manor Rd
Austin , TX 78722
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 10
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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