The Confessions of Punch and Judy

By Raymond Bobgan, Tannis Kowalchuk and Ker Wells
Directed by Raymond Bobgan

February 08, 2008 - February 23, 2008

8:00pm and 3:00pm, Gordon Square Theatre


Don't miss this wild all-night argument that captures the anarchic spirit of the classic Punch and Judy puppet show. Slapstick, stylish, viciously honest, and full of surprises, is performed by virtuoso performers Tannis Kowalchuk and Ker Wells, who leap between realism and surrealism, exposing the horror and beauty of a relationship. "The Confessions of Punch and Judy" had its World Premiere at CPT in 2005 to rave reviews and has since been performed off-Broadway, throughout the United States, Canada, Serbia and the UK. ORIGINAL WORK.

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Trad A Burns - Lighting Design

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Featuring Tannis Kowalchuk, Ker Wells


“Brilliant, must-see theater.”
Tony Brown, Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Wells and Kowalchuk have refined their tough-love ballet into an amazingly pure distillation of damn near every argument any two sweethearts can have. They’re perfectly matched—an absurdist theatrical version of Nureyev and Fonteyn… A show that every couple should see before they consult a marriage counselor. For the price of admission, it could save them hundreds.”
Christine Howey, Cleveland Scene

“A rigorously performed experimental update of a Punch and Judy show with a surplus of energy.”
Jason Zinoman, The New York Times

“…two superb performers who are a force of nature… a manic, hilarious pas de deux— jump cutting between mime, martial arts and ballroom dance with blazing speed, like nothing I’ve ever seen. Its psychological truths are beautifully observed.”
Linda Eisenstein, Cleveland Plain Dealer

“A fantastic performance, engaging both visually as well as intellectually- moving, extremely funny.”
The Argus, London

“A theatrical collage that mixes kitchen sink drama with Sam Shepard-style violence… Punch and Judy have a rocky relationship that affords theatrical thrills…”
Josselyn Simpson, Time Out NY

“A funny, fascinating, sometimes tender meditation on the nature of love… highly enjoyable as a knowing portrait of a rough-and-tumble kind of love.”
Adam Klasfeld, Theatre Mania

“A remarkably eclectic, agile work— always fascinating.”
Brad Bradley, Curtain Up