The Jim Henson Company’s Stuffed And Unstrung at the Pabst Theater
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If you’re of a certain age and inclination, the mere mention of Jim Henson and the Muppets is guaranteed to warm your heart and elicit a bittersweet “awwww.” But while fond memories and a new movie on the horizon are nice, a quick Muppet fix is always welcome. After all, that VHS copy of The Great Muppet Caper isn’t going to last forever.
Enter The Jim Henson Company’s Stuffed And Unstrung, a crassly titled live show headed to the Pabst Theater September 23. The show is a comedy and variety show intended for adults only, and will feature six puppeteers improvising songs and sketches based on audience participation. (Think Whose Line Is It Anyway? but with more felt.) It also falls under the company’s “Henson Alternative” banner, so while Kermit, Fozzie, and those two old guys who sat in the balcony won’t be making appearances, all of the puppets are 100 percent, grade-A, Henson-quality characters. Oh, and they swear!
The A.V. Club is sponsoring the show, and tickets go on sale Friday, May 27 at noon.