The Vinegar Works
The Vinegar Works, a puppet show inspired by the art of Edward Gorey
This original staging is a toy theater production of Edward Gorey’s “three volumes of moral instruction,” The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Insect God, and The West Wing, by Chicago’s own Blair Thomas & Company. Inspired by the same Victorian spirit from which Gorey drew, these miniature paper theater productions faithfully render the macabre delight of these tiny parables.
Click thumbnail to enlarge. Photos by Joe Mazza at Brave Lux.
Adaptor, Director, Designer Blair Thomas
Scroll, Book and Puppet Design Lizi Breit
Diorama Design Tyler Culligan
Songs by Michael Smith
Audio Recording Mark Messing
Ghastleycrumb Tinies Puppet Design Chris Wooten
Stage Construction and Rigging John Kupczak
Joe Mazza Master of Ceremonies
Lizi Breit Puppeteer and Violin
Tyler Culligan Puppeteer and Guitar