Ronnie Burkett brings puppetry to the legitimate stage, in theatres, for adults and has won countless awards and accolades at festivals all over the world for this remarkable groundbreaking work.
When Mrs Edna Rural pricks her finger and bleeds onto her sewing, she sees the face of Christ in a quilt square, and the Shroud of Turnip Corners changes her sleepy prairie town forever. As the media and the faithful converge, they are joined by a has-been Hollywood vampire seeking rejuvenation and a karaoke-singing gay terrorist intent on revenge. And just as the blood-bath begins, the man in the quilt appears in the flesh to the odd trio, revealing that the bonds of blood are thicker and stranger than their individual thirsts led them to believe.
Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes is Canada’s foremost artist in puppet theatre and he has been credited with creating some of the world’s most elaborate and provocative puppetry.