We all know the story of Butcher, the Baker and the Candlestick Maker, right? But now, rub-a-dub-dub…the Baker has been found dead in the tub, his husband the Butcher stands accused of murder, and no one knows what’s happened to the Candlestick Maker…
A single puppeteer transforms one puppet into twelve jury members, each struggling with our flawed judicial system, their own personal problems, their gnat-like attention spans, and their intolerance of other people (and of lactose). A man’s future rests in their hands in this one-man, one-puppet courtroom dramedy.
Baker’s Dozen is the third collaboration between actor / puppeteer ADAM FRANCIS PROULX (Avenue Q, Songs of Sinatra), director NICOLE STAMP (TVO, Second City), and veteran puppeteer MIKE PETERSEN (Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth) after they met working on the first Canadian production of Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q, in a critically-acclaimed production. The show had its workshop production at the Toronto Festival of Clowns and its premiere at the Toronto Fringe Festival 2014.
“Hilarious! Brilliantly crafted… The audience was thrilled!” -Xtra Toronto
“Proulx is a winning and versatile performer, his puppets inventive and full of personality” -NOW Magazine
“A definite DON’T MISS show! Hilarious, thought provoking… A virtuoso performer.” -Crew Magazine
”Avenue Q meets Twelve Angry Men One of the best we’ve seen so far… Entertaining characters, unexpectedly subversive.” -Torontoist, TOP PICKS ****
BAKER’S DOZEN at SAULT PRIDE
Written and performed by Adam Francis Proulx
Directed by Nicole Stamp
Puppet Consultation by Mike Petersen
Produced by Jennifer Walls
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