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LIVE: Firlefanz Puppets @ Albany Center Gallery, 12/2/11

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

“Ed Atkeson’s Firlefanz Puppets: An Art Show About Puppets” is a fascinating exhibition by local artist/puppet master Ed Atkeson, currently on view at Albany Center Gallery through Saturday (December 17). Also included in the exhibit are photographs of the puppets and puppet performances by Timothy Cahill.

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Ed Atkeson’s Firlefanz Puppets on Exhibit & in Performance @ Albany Center Gallery

Thursday, December 1st, 2011
Cheney, Condi, Bush, Ashcroft, and Rummy from 'Right in the Oval Office" (photo by Ed Atkeson)

Cheney, Condi, Bush, Ashcroft, and Rummy from 'Right in the Oval Office" (photo by Ed Atkeson)

Artist Ed Atkeson launched his love affair with puppets in 2004 with the premiere of “Right in the Oval Office,” a one-act political satire by Gene Mirabelli that was staged at Firlefanz Gallery, the now sadly defunct art gallery that Atkeson operated with his wife, Cathy Frank on Lark Street in Albany.

He designed and built the puppets and gathered a collective of artists, poets, dancers, musicians and other like-minded folks to act as the voices and puppeteers. Thus was born Firlefanz Puppets with a mission of proving that puppets aren’t just for kids.

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ArtBeat: Ed Atkeson’s Firlefanz Puppets @ Albany Center Gallery, 11/8/11

Monday, November 7th, 2011
Firlefanz Puppets: Oakley Hall III’s Ubu Rex  (photo by Timothy Cahill)

Firlefanz Puppets: Oakley Hall III’s Ubu Rex (photo by Timothy Cahill)

“It’s an art exhibit.”

“No, it’s a puppet show.”

Wait! You’re both right. It’s an art exhibit and a puppet show.

Artist Ed Atkeson launched his love affair with puppets in 2004 with the premiere of “Right in the Oval Office,” a short political comedy by Gene Mirabelli that was staged at the beloved and now sadly defunct Firlefanz Gallery on Lark Street in Albany. He designed and built the puppets from scratch and gathered an ensemble of artists, poets, dancers, musicians and other like-minded folks to act as the voices and puppeteers. Thus was born Firlefanz Puppets, and Atkeson was off and running.

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Be Here Now: Firlefanz Puppets’ “Ubu Rex” @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 1/8-10

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Ubu Rex

Puppetmaster Ed Atkeson

Firlefanz Puppets is a talented troupe of more than two dozen puppeteers, artists, actors, writers, designers and musicians based in Albany. The troupe is led by puppetmaster Ed Atkeson, whose mission is to present serious adult theater with puppets.

Firlefanz Puppets is definitely not children’s theater.

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