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Gumshoe McMonocle and the Strange Case of Rumpelsomething

theatre · omnipresent puppet theater · Ages 5+ · family friendly · one person show · United States

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GREGORY CRAFTS June 12, 2012
Fun, earnest and clever retelling of a classic fairy tale featuring bold, larger than life characters brought to life by one very talented and creative puppeteer. Although this show is mostly for younger audiences, there are enough clever winks-and-nods that adults will be chuckling through the show as well. Worth seeing. :)... full review
ANONYMOUS June 15, 2012
Fringe Reviews: Gumshoe McMonocle and the Strange Case of Rumpelsomething Reviewed by Dany Margolies, reprinted courtesy of Bah, it’s a show for kids, right? Very wrong. The magic of puppetry and the mystery of our mind’s ability to see real people in the hands, literally, of a puppeteer make this charmer appealing to all ages. The story of Rumpelstiltskin is told by a 1940s noir detective (oh, why not!) who is slightly narcoleptic and rather inept. The puppets are adorable, the props induce lasting fits of the giggles, and puppetmaker-writer-stagehand Don Kruszka is as kind a host as he is a charming puppeteer. Fun voices and those little puppet gestures that turn Styrofoam into warm flesh are Kruszka’s tools, just... full review
COLIN MITCHELL certified reviewer June 16, 2012
Terrific show for the whole family! Catch it if you can.... full review
ENCI BOX certified reviewer June 24, 2012
Loved it! What a great show for ALL ages! And the performance was seamless and comfortable even when the props were falling off. The only thing that bothered me was the sound level. We were in a small theatre and there really is no need for a mike. An actor should be able to project, even if there are recorded sound effects. Or the sound level needs to be established on the first night of the show and just simply marked on the volume dial. But other then the sound level, this was a great show and I would go back to the next one in 2013! ... full review

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