Last year I designed and directed this little show called The Puppet Nativity. It had one performance. I can’t say everyone loved it, but it was good in that “we did this in the basement of the church” kind of way… A way that sometimes gives theater a break for being a little bit held together by duct tape and prayers.
This year I wanted to make a Puppet Nativity that was NOT held together with duct tape and prayers – that was instead held together by good craftsmanship, and rehearsal, and performers that could sing (last year the cast included me, and I can’t sing, so that’s the first thing we changed). The first rehearsal with the puppets is tomorrow, and I’ve been working very hard with my glue gun and a bottle of wine to get them done so that we can use them. So here, for the world, is the sneak peak.