Something is Rotten
Described as ‘object theatre with a bit of puppetry’, Something is Rotten is a 60-minute comic retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. With two performers they endeavor to tell the story in a makeshift castle with a few pieces of string, a fork, a kettle, a rose, and some other accessories.
Created by Pier Porcheron of Elvis Alatac, the retelling is a clumsily beautiful fusion of DIY puppetry and dramatic theatre.
We have planned a 4-city tour: Revelstoke, Kelowna, Vernon and Calgary. In each city there are plans to bring Pier into the local francophone school for workshops and abbreviated performances from Something is Rotten. We will also be bringing Pier into university classrooms at the University of British Columbia Okanagan to speak about his work to students enrolled in French, Visual Arts and Performance programs, and there will be a public puppetry workshop in the centre culturel francophone de l’Okanagan in Kelowna.