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?