Date: Monday, July 23 2012
Time: Pre-events begin at 7pm. Official show start for Puppet Slam is 9:39 pm sharp!
Location: The Laboratory -
818 W. University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
TITLE: The Tom Miller Winter Unspectacular en Ingles Presents:
Gainesville's First Puppet Slam!
Description: This Monday, Gainesville's staple alternative open mic, The Tom Miller Winter Unspectacular en Ingles will honor the minority group of disenfranchised members of our community known as puppets. These beings will assemble, with special guest puppets from Orlando and the surrounding area, for Gainesville's first Puppet Slam! All regulars who typically perform in the show will be required to incorporate a puppet into their act in order to be permitted to perform. There will be scheduled feature puppet performances, puppet videos, and there will be man-sized puppets in the form of aliens, monsters, and puppets that look almost exactly like human beings. This production is being presented in cooperation with Tom Miller, Daniel Timothy Ballard (local puppeteer and monster maker), and The Laboratory (a Cafe of Science). It will run until 2am.
Pre-Event: Prior to this show, there will be auditions for the Alachua County Rapscallions theatre company which are open to the public at 7pm. This event has been incorporated into the Miller show because for the first time, puppets will be allowed to participate in Gainesville theatre auditions. This has never happened before in the city of Gainesville. Progress!
The open mic list will be limited to 15 lucky participants. There is a randomly drawn prize: a twenty-five dollar bar tab good for any drinks and food at the Lab and this coupon does not expire. There is a three dollar cover charge at the door, but with paid admission, the customer has a three dollar voucher at the bar for a drink.
Participants include Big Heads from local theatre director Gregg Jones, special appearance by Dolphin Wizard, and members of IBEX Puppetry (Orlando). Gainesville has never seen anything like this.
WARNING: ABSOLUTELY NOT FOR CHILDREN. WHEN LEFT TO THEIR OWN DEVICES, PUPPETS HAVE REMARKABLY OBSCENE LANGUAGE AND BEHAVIORS.
Facebook Link to the Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/137924893012594/
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