Welcome to the PUPHEDZ theatre of the macabre. This zany troupe of wooden puppet actors travel in their ramshackle theatre-on-wheels, bringing you outrageous versions of classic tales of terror.
In their first outing, they perform a take on Edgar Allen Poe's, The Tell-tale Heart, an account of a young man driven to madness by an unnatural, torturous obsession with the deformed eye of the old man with whom he lives.
Of course, it shouldn't be assumed that they live together for any other reason than saving rent money.
Be warned, the PUPHEDZ are students of the Grand Guignol school of theatre; a healthy amount of sappy puppet blood drips between the laughter.
The principle performers in The Tattle-Tale Heart are:
- Woodrow J. Larchbottom, III - the tormented young man
- Peter Feidwood - a suitably cantankerous old man
- Douglas Chip Fir - the gluttonous Policeman #1
- Leif Applebaum - the vacuous Policeman #2.
So, keep a weather eye out for the approach of Pjörn, the PUPHEDZ cart puller.
When you see his snaggletooth smile, you'll know you're in for a fun time with the PUPHEDZ performers.