A single puppeteer transforms one puppet into the twelve members of the jury. These are the characters who must decide the Butcher’s fate in this courtroom drama / puppet show / mystery / comedy / one-man show. Baker’s Dozen.
The jurors struggle with the mystery of Baker’s death, their own personal problems, our flawed judicial system, their fellow jurors, their own gnat-like attention spans, their intolerance of people unlike themselves, and of lactose.
Baker’s Dozen is the third collaboration between puppeteer Adam Francis Proulx, director Nicole Stamp, and puppetry expert and Fraggle Rock alumnus Mike Petersen. The three met working on the first Canadian production of Tony Award-Winning musical Avenue Q in a production Lynne Slotkin (CIUT 89.5FM) said, “…blew me away!” and that earned Adam the experience of being called, “a big-voiced charmer” in the same review that commented on his chest hair (Fab Magazine). The three have also collaborated on a puppety short film (No Strings Attached) and have spent hundreds of hours playing with puppets, making puppets together, and thinking about the magical alchemy between puppet and puppeteer. Baker’s Dozen is the latest bizarre and exciting experiment by the three bizarre and exciting artists.
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