April 14 to 23

10:30 pm Thu-Sat
2:00 pm Sun April 17

Theater!Theatre! 3430 SE Belmont

Tickets $10 at the door

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About the show

Ordinary materials transform into hungry cities and giant insects. Nature and technology evolve into each other. Bodies ebb in and out of existence. You won’t see this anywhere else. You really won’t.

bugged. is a wordless journey in 3 segments through a metamorphic micro-universe that premiered to sold-out houses in the 2010 Fertile Ground Festival. Drawing on graphic novels, science fiction and silent movies, two puppeteers use ordinary materials to animate a multi-layered shadow-world of insects and humankind struggling for survival. Set to a live electronic soundtrack by Jason Miranda, bugged. is an experimental shadow puppet show that explores the creepy-crawlies of contemporary culture. This show is recommended for audience members 13 and older.

About Simple Machines

Puppeteers Rollin Carlson and Tony Fuemmeler met while performing in Pinocchio (2008 UNIMA Citation for Excellence in the Art of Puppetry) with Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre. Rollin is a Drammy Award-winning actor and a core member of The Forgery Theater Ensemble. Tony Fuemmeler is a professional mask-maker, performer and the coordinator of Puppet Lab PDX, a development program for new works in puppetry. Simple Machines strives to make amazing performance with simple means.

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