Ten years ago, Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre and Two Star Symphony joined forces to produce the dark orchestral comedy Danse Macabre: The Constant Companion. The haunting melodies of Two Star matched the crudely warped puppet sensibilities of Bobbindoctrin. A chilling show of hilarity and despair was born.
After two scant weeks of life, it died. The artists involved grieved briefly and moved on to other things. The sets were discarded, but the puppets were stored away in boxes, where they lay dormant, staring at the lids of their coffins.
Now, puppets are being exhumed, dusted off and refurbished. Sets are being rebuilt. People are trying hard to remember what happened 10 years ago because Bobbindoctrin and Two Star have decided to do a once in a lifetime reprise.
Told through a seven piece orchestra with tabletop and shadow puppets and Pixelvision video, this is the story of Sid, a man who marinates in hopeless despair and gradually strays from love and society. His final cries to reach out and salvage his life fall upon the alert ears of death's profiteers. And because this is a dark comedy, dark hilarity ensues.