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The Talking Heads As Told by Puppets

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It’s pretty simple logic: two separate awesome things become more awesome when combined. Examples: tubbed frosting spread on a graham cracker, cross-breeds of dogs, puppets and the Talking Heads, etc. Sinking Ship Productions has nailed the later combination for their eighth installment of Puppet Playlist.

Puppet Playlist is bi-monthly show where puppeteers and musicians with mad skills team up to create a play based on a musical theme suggested by the audience. Past themes include: Tom Waits, Queen and Prince, country, the seven deadly sins and They Might Be Giants. There is a really obvious joke somewhere about a puppet show inspired by a group called the Talking Heads, but it’s too obvious to verbalize properly. But the important thing is The Talking Heads Puppet Playlist is running tonight and tomorrow, so you’ve got a few chances to see puppets rage it to original songs. It’ll be puppettastic!

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Puppet Playlist presents The Talking Heads
The Tank Theater
354 West 45th Street, between 8th and 9th avenues [Manhattan]
Wednesday, September 15, 7:30 and 9:30pm
Thursday September 15, 7:30pm

$8, reserve your tickets here

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After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.