Soldier and Death
Soldier fable let down by tiny puppets
This article is from 2011.
There’s bags of potential in this talented young troupe of puppeteers who tell the fable-esque tale of a soldier who cheats death. All are compelling storytellers, taking turns as the narrator. But the puppets are miniscule, dwarfed by multiple puppeteers operating them and all but invisible to those not in the front row. Live sound effects compete with the story for volume, and overall the effect is one of a great idea which could use a little more polish and much larger puppets.