Thursday, December 10, 2009

Puppetry of the Penis - December 11/2 - Toronto

The wildly successful PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS, The Ancient Australian Art of Genital Origami, will return to Toronto at the Winter Garden Theatre on December 11th and 12th at 7:30pm.

The comedy spectacular will star a brand new cast! Rich Binning and Christopher J. Cannon starred in the hit New York City production, and they are now excited to get their packages ready and go on tour! Requiring amazing concentration, astonishing stamina, an unbelievable stretch factor and a remarkable level of testicular fortitude, this show leaves the audience gasping (and groping) at over 40 heroic and hilarious penis installations including the Pelican, The Windsurfer, The Eiffel Tower, Loch Ness Monster, and their signature installation, the Hamburger.

A must-see-to-believe experience

PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS is a non-sexual adult show.
Tickets for the Friday, December 11th and Saturday, December 12th 7:30 pm engagement at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto are available at (416) 872-5555, and at the Winter Garden Theatre box office at 189 Yonge Street, Toronto. Tickets are $37.50 and $47.50.

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Experienced by over 1 million people in over 14 countries

Puppetry of the Penis was conceived by Simon Morley in 1996 as the title of a classy, highbrow art calendar, showcasing twelve of his favorite penis installations. Years before, Simon’s youngest brother had shown him his first genital trick, ‘The Hamburger’. Natural sibling rivalry with their two other brothers resulted in the evolution of a healthy repertoire of genital gesticulations. It was on New Year’s Eve in 1997, with a garage full of calendars to sell and burgeoning requests for live demonstrations that Simon finally decided to unleash his talent on the world.

The natural choice of performing partner was David Friend, whose reputation as the life of any party was quickly growing. As a young boy, Friend began his current career in the bath and developed his skills further when he discovered beer at university in Byron Bay. After completing his degree in computing, he returned to Melbourne with his own highly individual collection of hanging art. Together, Simon and Friend became Puppetry of the Penis. Their debut season at the 1998 Melbourne International Comedy Festival was a huge hit. Simon and Friend then embarked on a national tour, circumnavigating Australia. This took eight months, covered 20,000 kilometres and was captured in all its glory in the documentary Tackle Happy.

A runaway hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2000, Puppetry of the Penis then set about the task of world domination, playing London's West End, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and launching multiple US companies, with one playing the John Houseman Theatre in New York for 2 years, and another two touring extensively, with sit-downs in Los Angeles and San Francisco. As of today, most of the Western World has played host to Puppetry of the Penis. Due to popular demand, Simon and his band of penis puppeteers continue to take their penises to the people with performances in Australia, Canada, USA, the UK and South Africa.

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