Last weekend, vaginas vented to packed crowds at the Agassiz. This weekend, it’s the boys’ turn, as the international smash “Puppetry of the Penis” takes Boston.
An enigmatic duo from down under who drop their pants but not their sunglasses, the creators promise audiences a theatrical demonstration of “the ancient Australian art of genital origami.” The two performers’ genitalia are projected via video onto a giant three-storey screen as they perform dozens of “installations” or “dick-tricks.” Highlights include the “Loch Ness Monster,” the “turtle,” and for the benefit of Yalies everywhere, the “bulldog.” Unique portrayals of Boston landmarks are in the works for their shows here.
The charm and witty repartée means that the show isn’t as vulgar or sleazy as one might expect. The show has traveled far from its origins in backyard Aussie suburbia: it’s already hit venues such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, London’s West End, and New York’s off-Broadway scene. Here in the Boston area this weekend, there’s no better opportunity to come and let it all hang out.
Puppetry of the Penis is at the Copley Theatre, 225 Clarendon Street, Boston, beginning Feb. 26. Tickets are $35 to $39.50; call (617) 931-2787.