It's the end of Civilization in Boston

The show Puppetry of the Penis has come to town.

I’d heard about this before, but never imagined it would make its way here. Heck, they used to ban plays here on the basis of language or situation alone.

Besides, once you’ve done “the anteater” or “George Washington” (depending on whether they pared you down at birth), what’s left?

To my amazement, there is a video, and a book on this:

For some reason, I expect this show to be sold out. What I couldn’t tell you is why.

For some reason, I expect this show

Sounds like the show that just came to my town in Connecticut, but instead of a penis it was a vagina.

The Vagina Monologues just came to the Garde Arts Theater. It was histerically funny to watch Mrgo Kidder (Lois Lane) sit on stage and discuss issues of and relating to a vagina. -Some people walked out-

As for the OP, as I see it Boston in it’s ever present quest to become the most PC town in the USA is going up up and away when it comes to theater.

I do think more people would walk out of penis puppeterring than the vagina mono’s. Judging by their website it appears they have a lot of dick-tricks that may be … uh…odd at best. :eek:

Dawn Wells did an excellent orgasm-faking routine.

Dear God, please let someone put that on a two hour video just showing that over & over & over!


Weren’t they here before? I remember seeing their posters all over the place when I moved to the Boston area in September.

If you hunt around on the internet, you can even find a video clip of “the hamburger”, the trick they show as a “sample” on their Auditions page.

Yes, auditions. Yes, who wouldn’t want to try out just for the curiosity of it all. No, I won’t do it. After seeing that video clip, I nearly threw up. It hurt just to watch on screen.

People walked out of The Vagina Monologues because it was about vaginas? Were they kidnapped, blindfolded and brought to the theater or did they actually buy tickets to a show called The Vagina Monologues and not have any idea it would be about vaginas?

Likewise with Puppetry of the Penis, of course. It’s not like these things have deceptive titles…

Deceptive titles or not. Some people think they can get through a gaudy show, when in fact the first itme someone mentions cunnilingus or spanish fly - they run for cover.

Spanish fly? Spanish fly?! How can Spanish fly even vaguely be considered squickey? It’s a semi-apocryphal aphrodisiac…there’s nothing inherently cringe-worthy about it, aside from issues arising from its supposed role as the spiritual ancestor of “roofies”.

There is a gigantic difference between The Vagina Monologues and Puppetry of the Penis.

I agree with the OP. I think Penis signals the end of civilization.

I saw “Puppetry of the Penis” this weekend in Chicago with my sister and a friend this weekend. We were in the front row. I’ve never been scared by a scrotum before. My fear wore off after a few minutes. I was reminded of the story of my childhood “The Saggy Baggy Elephant” for some reason. It was pretty damn funny. For something like this, size really does matter, though.

My mother and a friend of hers went to see this show over the weekend. She said she had a great time.

The hordes of college students (and college age people) in the greater Boston area may have something to do with it.

slight hijack. When I saw Dracula (the movie version, in Boston, strangely enough) at the first sign of blood, the woman in front of me hit the aisle, puking. Apparently, she wasn’t expecting to see any blood in that movie.

On HBO’s Real Sex they had a long section on the guys behind Puppetry of the Penis, and they showed a lot of the tricks. I like the Loch Ness Monster.