File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 442


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 23:10:05 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] National Marionette Theatre



On Nov 24, 2008, at 9:18 PM, David Syrotiak wrote:

> Hello Mark,
>
> Yes I know the setup. I toured with the then Bennington Puppets in
> the mid eighties with Lolly and Cedric (back when they actually lived
> in Bennington, VT). Ah, Yes I remember it well.... being stuck inside
> Fafnir when he caught on fire during a performance of "The
> Ring"(incidentally, I was the voice of Alberich the gnome on the
> recorded soundtrack), The slurping sounds and one abnormally huge
> transforming bat from "Dracula" and watching someone get an electric
> shock from from the badly shielded cables touching the steel frame
> were highlights of my time in the carriage barn in North Bennington.

That bat rocked!  Don't diss the bat!  I miss the bat, or maybe, I  
miss the days where we could put on a show of Dracula, complete with  
neck-biting and lascivious slurping sounds, to an elementary school  
audience.  And singe the eyelashes of the Kindergartners in the front  
row with a fire-breathing dragon.

Good times. (Except for the near-electrocution part.)

-Anne

P.S. I got to be Brunnhilde in The Ring v2.0.
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