Theatre Mirror Reviews - "Puppetry of the Penis"

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"PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS"

with

Simon Morley
Daniel Lewry
Julie Goldman et al

pe·nis. n. 1. the male organ of urination and copulation. 2. a prop used in “Puppetry of the Penis” at the Copley Theatre.

tes·tis. n., pl. ­tes. 1. the male gonad or reproductive gland; either of two oval glands located in the scrotum. 2. see penis 2.

scro·tum. n., pl. ­tums. 1. the pouch of skin that contains the testes and their coverings. 2. see penis 2.

Aus·tral·ia. n. 1. a continent SE of Asia, between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. 2. where “Puppetry of the Penis” originated and has since gone on to become an international sensation.

o·ri·ga·mi. n. 1. a technique of folding paper into decorative or representational forms. 2. a technique of twisting and stretching the penis, testes and scrotum into decorative or representational shapes, as demonstrated in “Puppetry of the Penis” at the Copley Theatre.

Loch Ness Mon·ster. n. 1. a prehistoric creature believed to still be living in Loch Ness, a bay in Scotland. 2. a popular origami shape created by twisting the scrotum upside down for the monster’s back and stretching the penis for its head and neck, as demonstrated in “Puppetry of the Penis” at the Copley Theatre.

Eif·fel Tow·er. n. 1. a landmark tower built by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889. 2. a popular origami shape created by stretching the penis downwards for the tower, then stretching the foreskin over the glans and side to side for the base, as demonstrated in “Puppetry of the Penis” at the Copley Theatre.

ham·burg·er. n. a patty of ground or chopped beef, seasoned, and fried or broiled. 2. a popular origami shape created by stretching the penis downwards between the testes to suggest the hamburger, then twisting the genitals sideways and flattening the testes to suggest the bun, as demonstrated in “Puppetry of the Penis” at the Copley Theatre.

ouch. interj. 1. An exclamation expressing sudden pain. 2. the sound a man makes when trying genital origami at home after seeing “Puppetry of the Penis” at the Copley Theatre.

wom·an. n. a female human being. 2. a member of the audience attending “Puppetry of the Penis” at the Copley Theatre.

wom·en. pl. of woman. the majority of the audience attending “Puppetry of the Penis” at the Copley Theatre.

hus·band. n. 1. a married man, often heterosexual. 2. a reluctant member of the audience attending “Puppetry of the Penis” at the Copley Theatre. 3. see ouch 2.

au·di·ence par·tic·i·pa·tion. n. 1. a portion of the evening in “Puppetry of the Penis” at the Copley Theatre. 2. see woman 2.

art. n. 1. the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works or objects belonging to this realm, such as painting, music, dance, etc. 2. a word prefaced by “But is it…” after attending “Puppetry of the Penis” at the Copley Theatre.

fluf·fer. n. 1. the stand-up comic who warms up an audience before a show. 2. Julie Goldman.

hi·lar·i·ous. adj. 1. boisterously gay. 2. see fluffer 1 and 2.

web·sites. n. 1. . 2. . *
[ * NOTE: Other local performers are being used as fluffers for this show. ]

"Puppetry of the Penis" (26 February-16 March)
THE COPLEY THEATRE
225 Clarendon Street, BOSTON, MA
1 (617) 931-2787

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