Trouble Puppet Theater Company presents UNDARK: A Radioactive Puppet Play

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<i>UNDARK: A Radioactive Puppet Play</i>
Photo courtesy of Trouble Puppet Theater Company

Trouble Puppet Theater Co. will stage UNDARK: A Radioactive Puppet Play, telling the story of America’s WWI-era “Radium Girls,” produced with the support of a Workshop Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation.

Using extensive shadow puppetry and its signature table top puppets, Trouble Puppet adds to its list of historical and labor-themed plays with this tale of female workers manufacturing luminous timepieces and navigational instruments using the newly discovered natural wonder, radium.

As American workers in the 21st century again turn to unions in a pitched battle between oligarchy and the rights of citizens, Trouble Puppet looks back to one of the tragic episodes that led to the legal establishment of Workers’ Rights, in a struggle often led by women in the face of the added assault of misogyny and sex discrimination.

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The Vortex
2307 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78722


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