Funky Puppet Supper 1
The Funky Puppet Circus Supper invites you to “join us for an enticing evening of interactive puppetry mayhem circus spectacle, and a three ring organic vegetarian fare!” This event not only entertains you, it makes you part of the show. There are crafting tables in the Puppet Lounge, where you take recycled materials and make your own puppet for the evening. “No puppet, no service” is the sign that hangs at the front entrance…Children and adults are encouraged to either bring their own favorite puppet, or to make their own. The Commedia family, actors, and wait staff interact with the audience’s puppets while serving the food and dishing out top-rate puppetry, music, dance, and much more.
The 2000 Funky Puppet Circus featured: Puppets Rorschach, Zoopy Funky Puppets, Monkey Thump Percussive Puppetry, Neither Neither Puppet Theater, the Ethereal Trapeze of Amanda Starr, Quasi Moto Trio with Brian Welch, Random Ramsden, and James Ryder, The Tinkering of Fran Holland, All-Star Stilts, The Puppetry of Ian Greeb, David Morley, Jo Jo La Plume, and Jonathan Youtt, and the food of Masterchef Mark Starr…oh, and you, the audience.
Funky Puppet Supper 2
Our second annual Funky Puppet Supper saw more of everything: more dancing, more music, more food, more puppets, and more shows. After having a successful two-day run, the whole cast and crew threw a “leftover” performance free for the community at large. Other community projects included the successful crafting tables in the Puppet Lounge, mask-making workshops for the performers, Commedia workshops, and even more audience interaction. See the SF Weekly review. View HappyFeet’s photos (some links on these pages may be dead).
Funky Puppet Supper 3
A third show of puppets, commedia, and food mayhem (some links on this page may be dead). This show premiered the day GW dropped the shock and awe on Baghdad. Our themes of a dictator taking away everyone’s Artistic Liscense via his buffoon henchmen fit the strange mood of that week nicely. This show’s shadow play showed bombs falling on civilians via the dictator’s mad dreams, darkly proving that life imitates art.
Funky Puppet Supper 4
Funky Puppet Supper 4 – The Devil Take Them!
A commedia dell’arte cabaret performance with three-course dinner, puppets, and more, Funky Puppet Supper announces its fourth production, “The Devil Take Them!”, just in time for those who need to take a break from the Presidential election.
In this year’s show, Doctorre Foustous receives a strange book in the mail that conjures strange things. Once the evil is unleashed, the Doctorre walks down a path of revenge, deception, loss, and his ultimate doom. Meanwhile, his daughter has fallen in love in the purest of ways. Is there light at the end of our journey? Can love conquer evil? Are you done with your salad? Deep questions to chew on at the Funky Puppet Supper’s “The Devil Take Them!”
Reservations strongly recommended. Beer and wine available for a donation.
Two weeks only
Fri., Nov. 5 • Sun., Nov. 7
Thur., Nov. 11 (pay what you can; brown bag) • Fri., Nov. 12 • Sat., Nov. 13
Puppet crafting & appetizers @ 6:30 pm (BYO puppet if you have one)
Food and show begin at 8 pm
CELLspace • 2050 Bryant St. (b/t 18th and 19th Sts.), SF
Reserve Now: 510-923-9439 or E-mail
The Funky Puppet Players • Fou Fou Ha • Kerri Krinsinski • Chef Justine Werfelman • Special Guests