Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
(A Note from The Ruckus: If you're enthralled by this blog and excited about this show (and we know you are), then you should totally come join us for Brooke Allen's Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's [REDACTED]: a party slash movie slash fundraiser for Common Hatred performing Saturday, June 9th at 8:30pm at The Elegant Mr. Gallery (1355 N. Milwaukee). GAME ON.)
Friday, February 10, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The buzz is building around the Chicago theatre scene’s newest breakout star – the Shadow Puppet version of Martin Crown, leading man of The Ruckus Theater’s current production, LITTLE TRIGGERS. I sat down with Puppet Martin to find out what it is that makes him tick.
JR: Hi Puppet Martin! Thanks for being here today. I’m a huge fan.
PM: It’s no problem. I’m always here. They store me in the plastic bin in the corner.
PM: Gosh, where do I even begin? Cereal boxes, definitely. Thin sheets of cardboard in general… Oh, and those boxes that frozen pizzas come in? I guess you could say they’ve all made me who I am today.
JR: Wow, awesome. Let’s talk about your epic battle scene in the first act. It looks so intense! How did you prepare?
PM: I guess you could say I was born to do it. I mean, it’s the only thing I really know how to do. Look, my hand is permanently attached to this sharpened letter-opener.
JR: I see that!
PM: Thanks. It makes dating awkward, though. The last girl I went out with, she tried to hold my hand and got stabbed.
JR: Oh Gosh! Is she alright?
PM: Yeah, she’s fine. We’re still Facebook friends.
JR: Okay. So, um… what’s next for you?
PM: Oh, I’ll probably just take it easy and slowly disintegrate in storage somewhere.
JR: You heard it here first, folks… Puppet Martin, coming to a storage facility near you in summer 2012! I can’t wait for that trailer. Well, that about wraps things up for us today. Thanks for taking the time to talk with me, Martin!
PM: Hey, it was my pleasure. …can you please put me down now?