patrick elkins to present a 24-hour puppet show over new year’s

In Ypsi, on New Year’s Eve, loveable local miscreant, Patrick Elkins, will be presiding over what’s being called a “24-Hour Puppet Show” at Ypsilanti’s premier venue for disturbing puppetry, the Dreamland Theater (which is conveniently located within lunging distance of a tattoo parlor, a strip joint, and the much lauded Beezy’s Cafe). I thought at first that “24-hour puppet show” meant that they would get an idea, write dialogue, build sets, rehearse and execute a puppet show all within 24-hours, but apparently that’s not it. No, it seems as though Patrick and the Dreamland Puppet Troupe will actually be putting on a puppet show running 24-hours in length. I would think that it would have to be a series of separate stories all presented end to end, but with Patrick you never know – it could just be one 24-hour-long narrative. Either way, I can promise you that it will be more fulfilling than participating in the corporate television event presided over by the reanimated Dick Clark.

The event runs from noon on Wednesday, December 31 to noon Thursday, January 1 and costs two-dollars… And, the super-sweet, glow-in-the-dark poster, shown here, was designed by Ryan Groendyk at VG Kids.

I like Patrick and what he does, but I’m not posting this because he’s my friend. No, thruth be told, I’m posting it to make up for that time that Clementine and her equally sugared-up friend Amelia ruined his show.

[Also of interest at the Dreamland, our friends the Dirty Brothers will be launching a space-themed multimedia exhibition and hosting a viewing o the Flaming Lips’ new film “Christmas on Mars” on Saturday, December 13.]

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  1. Robert
    Posted December 9, 2008 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Maybe he’s re-enacting a season of 24. The great thing about that would be that he could probably get a huge grant from the defense department to do it. I’ll be interested in seeing the Jack Bower marionette.

  2. Curfew
    Posted December 9, 2008 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Don’t forget the Mongolian restaurant, Pub Thirteen, Club DeVine, Biggies, the hair place and the Team Pierce office. The Washington Street entertainment corridor is blowing up bigtime.

  3. mark
    Posted December 9, 2008 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    You laugh, but it very well could be a dramatic puppet reenactment of 24, Robert. I know you’ll think I’m kidding, but a few nights ago the Dreamland presented a 2-hour condensed version of the last season of America’s Next Top Model.

    And don’t forget that there’s also a poker place on Washington Street now. We’ve got everything a city needs, all crammed into about a single block.

    (They say “cycle” instead of “season” on ANTM.)

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