Thursday, November 16, 2006

2006 Madame Sarita's Spirit Parlour Script Available

Black Light Puppeteer holding Marius Blackwood puppet
For those of you who were unable to come out to Carnival of Souls 2006, but you want to keep up with the ongoing saga of the struggle between Madame Sarita and the vile Marius Blackwood, the 2006 show script is now available for you to read.

This year, we introduced a lot of new special effects, including a very large, very scary, very menacing puppet for representing the Dark Powers of the Earth, the evil cabal of primordial powers that is ultimately responsible for the benighted state of the Carnival. This show also included more special effects action and less exposition than previous years, which is always a good thing.

As usual, Tracy did a fantastic job as Madame Sarita this year, having to shoulder the burden of learning most of the lines (all other characters are prerecorded). And our puppeteers really did a great job with a pretty tightly choreographed and confusing script that required precise blocking. In particular, Nick did a great job with Marius Blackwood, the villain. Marius is our most articulated puppet, and Nick put that capability to good use bringing Marius Blackwood to life with some laugh-out-loud antics, yet without breaking character. Overall, a great set of performances from everyone involved.

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