PHOTOS: Puppets Invade Akbar’s Planet Queer
Akbar’s Planet Queer, a monthly presentation of edgy LGBT performance art hosted by Ian MacKinnon, featured a night of puppets on Monday.
Below, see scenes from the show from photographer Matt Baume.
Crumbsnatcher can’t help that he’s so cute.
MC Crumbsnatcher and his dancers shower the audience with bubbles.
Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain and Jesus cavort with SparkleBlob.
Dan Poirier presents a meticulous puppet theater.
Cream Puff concludes with a quote from a Paul Williams song.
An audience member assists in de-tangling.
Cream Puff asks for the audience’s indulgence.
A rogues gallery of performers raffles off prizes.
The photographer enjoys a moment with Marionetta and Jonny.
James Panther performs a song decrying body fascism.
Jonny and Marionetta continue to look lovely.
Ian suggestively arranges some dolls.
Travis Wood re-imagines the children’s book King & King.
The thrilling denouement.
Prix de Beaute shocks and astounds.
The cast swells.
Fire Chief Charlie present a vignette about veganism.
Jonny Jouet and Marionetta welcome the crowd.
The audience gives high-fives for homosexuality.
You may get abducted later tonight.
Gaylien presents Ian and an Alan Ginsberg puppet.
Ian MacKinnon riles up the crowd.
Paul Manchester and Cream Puff wait to go on.
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