Rock & Roll puppetry for adults & brave children.
All performances are at
Suspend Circus :: 721 E. Washington St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Suggested for ages 8 & up.
Nov 2* :: 7pm & 9pm shows
Nov 3* :: 7pm & 9pm shows
Nov 9 :: 7pm & 9pm shows
Nov 10 :: 4pm matinee & 7pm show
(*Pre-shows by Suspend, 6:30pm & 8:30pm)
Advanced tickets are recommended & available here for $18: https://creaturepuppetshow2018.brownpapertickets.com.
CREATURE is a 50-minute adaptation of «Frankenstein» that uses live music, puppetry & projection to tell a story filled with human connection, wretchedness & wonder. This imaginative retelling of Creature's origin story features a 7-foot-tall Creature, live rock & roll accompaniment, tabletop puppetry, shadow play & projected imagery.
Our adaptation seeks to restore the intelligence, grace & violence with which the novel's author Mary Shelley originally imbued it. Follow Creature from its birth to its travels through the wilderness where it faces choices that will define it as human or monster.
Supported in part by The Jim Henson Foundation
and the Kentucky Arts Council
AUDIENCE ADVISORY: Contains some violence, both implied & explicit, plus amplified rock music.
AGE RECOMMENDATION: Adults & brave children ages 8 & up.
Q: But should I bring my kid?
A: Up to you. But we believe being alive can be challenging & that it sometimes involves anger, surprise, violence, wonder & regret. We also believe talking about challenging topics helps us all to be better humans, & trust children & their parents to begin these helpful conversations.
ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY: Street parking only. No Disable Person License Plate/Placard parking available. Single entrance with an ADA-compliant door width. Venue does not have any stairs. Dim/low lighting, with moments of darkness. PLEASE NOTE: It is our goal, as artists & people, to create theatre accessible for everybody & every body. Should you have specific accessibility concerns, needs or requests, please contact us at [email protected]
& we will do everything within our power to provide you access with discretion, dignity, & care.
Created by Deva North & Zach Bramel
Puppets by Deva North
Written & Conceived by Zach Bramel
Directed by Jon Becraft
Music by Axel Cooper
, & performed by Tim Barnes
, Axel Cooper
, Josh Johnson
& Shutaro Noguchi
Projection by Tim Furnish
Lighting Design by Jesse AlFord
Sound Design by Alex Cooper
Featuring Richard Batts
, Zach Bramel
, Amy Davis
, Meghan Logue
& Katherine Martin
Studio photography by Kriech-Higdon Photography
Video & additional photography by Tyler McDaniel
Graphic design by Suki Anderson
, Colin Moen & Deva North.