Armed with piles of puppets and an indomitable love of the macabre, a ragtag troupe of performers takes the stage. Dressed in their Sunday best, they have set up a dusty revival tent to delight us with an evening of murder ballads, ditties of death, and songs of tragic misfortune. But as puppet casualties accumulate, ill-buried secrets begin to surface and threaten to shatter the troupe’s facade.
With the live jams of the Rough House band and dozens of hand-crafted puppets, Sad Songs for Bad People will delight you, titillate you, gingerly prod the soft spot in your heart, and scratch the darkest of your itches.
Performed by Kay Kron, Maddy Low, Claire Saxe, Mike Oleon, Sean Hughes and Andrew Yearick. With puppets by Grace Needlman, Cammi Upton, Will Rudolph, Eddy Rivera and Emma Alamo. Puppets and puppet direction by Mike Oleon. Co-directed by Jeremy Ohringer. Music Direction by Sean Hughes.
Sad Songs is going on tour! We’ll be on the road August 9 – 20th. Check back soon for more info!
Grand Rapids, MI: Venue TBA
Detroit, MI: Venue TBA
Detroit, MI: The Trumbullplex
Pittsburgh, PA: Venue TBA
New York, NY: Cloud City, Brooklyn
Philadelphia, PA: The Sherwood Oak
Baltimore, MD: Location TBA
Athens, OH: Location TBA
Louisville, KY: Location, TBA