Kick Ass Puppets: Ping Chong's The Devil You Know

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Puppets. Faust. Courtroom drama. What more do you want?

The Devil You Know
La MaMa ETC & Ping Chong & Company
in association with Phantom Limb
written and directed by Ping Chong
Part of the Public Theater's 2010 Under The Radar Festival

Ellen Stewart Theatre, La MaMa ETC,
74 E. 4th Street, NYC, between Bowery and 2nd Ave
Previews: $20 ($15 students/seniors) / Regular Tickets: $30 ($25 students/seniors)
212.475.7710 or buy tickets online
Running Time: 75 Minutes / Appropriate for children ages 10 and up

Theater wizard Ping Chong and Phantom Limb's Erik Sanko and Jessica Grindstaff join forces in The Devil You Know, a tantalizing tale of desperate deals, second chances and democracy's eternal promise of renewal. The classic American Faust fable, "The Devil and Daniel Webster," is transformed with the help of dozens of finely crafted marionettes, dazzling video projections, an original score by Erik Sanko, and ingenious revolving stages. A haunting meditation on lost souls and fool's gold, The Devil You Know is theater magic as only Ping Chong and Phantom Limb can conjure it.
Running from January 6, 2010 - January 24, 2010.