Tinka’s New Dress

With this show, a true original comes into his own, in a theatre of compelling dramatic urgency and emotional power.

Edmonton Journal

Two old friends become puppeteers, each performing with the same beloved folk characters, Franz and Schnitzel. Fipsi, ambitious and naive, aligns herself with the rule government, the Common Good. Carl, headstrong and outspoken, is forced underground as his satirical shows parody the censorship and oppression of the Common Good. Based on the illegal puppet shows staged in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, Tinka’s New Dress examines propaganda versus truth, compliance versus censorship, and the collective society versus the individual.

Playwright and Puppet Designer: Ronnie Burkett

Lighting Designer: Brian Kerby

Costume Designer: Kim Crossley

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