Wednesday, April 09, 2008
I wish I had a picture of the baby puppet and Maynard the Moose doing improv together at the Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival last weekend. Of course, Willy Claflin and I were there as well, but the puppets did all the heavy lifting.
To begin, Willy asked the audience for a problem and an animal.
Problem: Tattoo removal.
It turned out to be a tattoo of a chicken, on the marmot's head. First the marmot tried to scrub the tattoo off. Then he went to the zoo, where the elephant worked on it. Then he went to the dermatologist, who used a sanding block.
I thought the baby could have come up with a better last choice, but it seemed to go over well. It was our first try ever at this kind of improv. I wonder if we'll get another try at it later this month, at the Mid-Missouri Storytelling Festival.