A long stint as manager of my college’s theater box office and subsequent exposure to lots of terrible student productions did much to put me off live theater, but seeing that Rogue Artists are producing a stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s stunning graphic novel, Mr. Punch, thrills me to the tips of my toes:
Based the graphic novel by internationally acclaimed artists Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (creators of the Sandman comics, and Henson Pictures’ MIRRORMASK) and adapted for the stage by Hyper-theater mavericks Rogue Artists Ensemble, Mr. Punch features a dizzying array of puppets, masks and sounds that will make you feel as though you have stepped into the pages of a graphic novel.
If that’s not enough to sell you, just check out this gallery of production photos. I mean, c’mon! How awesome this going to be?! Obviously, I waited until I bought my tickets before telling you people about it, but now that I’m covered you’d better get on it because I’m sure the run will sell out.
The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch
Friday April 27 – May 27
5041 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019