When I saw that Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio was performing at this year’s IndyFringe, my immediate thought was to bring my school-age kids. When I saw that performances later that 6pm would be for audiences age 16 & over, I nixed that plan and found a lady date instead.
Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio is a local company that performs year round in their own space. This year at IndyFringe. they are presenting a Cabaret of Puppetry, and I’m so glad they did. Along with many entertaining skits, they interwove a bit of puppet history and culture. The four puppeteers worked together to present several skits, as wells as many solos. It’s not every day you see the moonwalk performed by a marionette.
As far as the ages 16 & over rating, it’s not so much the content as it is the presentation. Although a particular sock puppet skit involving a canvas curtain and pit did have the audience in hysterical tears.