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    Wars of Heaven: Smackdown!

    Presented by at Salvage Vanguard Theater

    April 21 - May 15, 2016


    Wars of Heaven: Smackdown!

    "This divine and diabolical smackdown rocks the SVT stage right here in Austin, Texas, asTrouble Puppet Theater Company presents an original, stand-alone installment in their Wars of Heaven trilogy. Funded in part by the Jim Henson Foundation, unleashing a unique entertainment at the intersection of pro wrestling, televangelism, political debate, and a troupe possessed of the maddest, baddest puppeteering skills. Directed byConnor Hopkins, featuring music by Justin Sherburn." —Austin Chronicle

    Smackdown provides a spectacle for its times! Rabbit, one of the fighters in the match, sets about trying to un-rig a game that has been rigged for millennia. But how do you fight the most powerful Powers That Be?

    Trouble Puppet takes its always innovative and visually compelling puppetry to a larger-than-life scale!

    The show is created by the company (a mainstay of Chronicle Top-10 lists) that brought Austin award-winning productions of The Jungle, Riddley Walker, Toil and Trouble, The Cruel Circus, The Head, Hyde & Jekyll, Wars of Heaven: Part I, and Frankenstein. 

    ASL interpretation TBA. Group sales welcome. Director/cast talkbacks available for groups of five or more.
    **Not created for children. Probably OK for ages 12+.**

    Artistic Director: Connor Hopkins
    Composer: Justin Sherburn
    Sound design by K. Eliot Haynes
    Media design by Chris Owen
    Lighting by Kevin Long
    Costumes by Kelli Bland
    Build by Connor Hopkins, Magda Riley, Jacqueline Landsman, et al.

    Performers: Gricelda Silva, Zac Crofford, Michelle Dahlenburg, Caroline Reck, Michael Ferstenfeld, Julie Moore, Emily Ash, and Jay Young

    Salvage Vanguard Theater

    2803 Manor Road
    Austin, TX 78722

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    General admission: $12–$18, depending on date

    Seniors/students/faculty: $10–15, depending on date

    Groups (5+): $10–12.50, depending on date

    Phone: 5125732540

    Accessibility Information:

    ASL interpretation offered on selected nights. Email to request a specific night in advance.

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