Petunia’s Playhouse Live!: Petunia’s Big Day draws on characters and themes originated by the 2020 web series Petunia’s Playhouse in which cheerful puppet Petunia and her friend Pumpkin Duck guided the viewers through mental health-related challenges of the pandemic and introduced them to strategies and tools necessary to understand their own feelings, maintain a positive attitude, and foster resilience. In its new, live, musical version, Petunia prepares for her first day of school when an unexpected visitor – the Anxiety Monster – makes a mess of her plans, wreaking havoc on what was supposed to be the best day ever. Creator, writer and performer Laura Kay Clark reprises the role of Petunia the puppet and is joined by a talented cast of puppet and human characters (including Christopher Isolano as Anxiety Monster and Renee Titus as Mom) in an interactive adventure for the entire family, featuring original songs by composer and lyricist Billy Recce (A Musical About Star Wars). Christina Rose Ashby directs. Joining the cast are Renee Titus, Christopher Isolano, John Pickup and Amanda Spencer. Main puppet characters are designed by Puppet Kitchen artist Eric Wright who built them with Jamie Bressler; additional puppets and colorful sets are by Myra G. Reavis.
About the Company: Party Claw Productions
Party Claw Productions is an independent multi-disciplinary media production company specializing in experimental, female-driven work that challenges industry standards. Our mission is to break down stigmas without breaking the bank, to empower marginalized voices, and to champion genuine feminist stories. Previous productions include Crystal Skillmanâ€™s Open (digital theatre production), Wide Eyed (short film), and I Kissed Your Boyfriend: Another Feminist Vlog (digital series).
Theater: New Ohio Theatre
Address: 154 Christopher Street
New York, NY
Cost:$25; $18 for groups of four or more
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111