Puppeteer Extraordinaire Paul Zaloom returns to New York with his new work The Mother of All Enemies.

A mutation of the traditional Middle Eastern Karagoz shadow puppet play, about the consequences of being on the fringes of society – EVERY society. It’s a comedy!

ZaloomÂ’s idiot savant hero Karagoz is an Arab / secular humanist / Quaker / Buddhist / agnostic / political refugee / immigrant / queer / artist / weirdo who is comically pursued by various enemies: Syrian Secret Service, Israeli border guards, Al Qaeda, Homeland Security, the Statue of Liberty, Christian “Ex Gay” activists, and The Minutemen. They all fail; he triumphs. Zaloom jiggles his puppets and uses weird drawings to illuminate the perverse workings of our “civilization” with a frontal comic assault.

March 30 – April 9, 2006
Presented by apexart
at Collective:Unconscious
279 Church St at White

$15 or $12 students/seniors with ID

Thurs – Sun 7:30 pm / Sat & Sun 3pm matinee
Tickets: 212-352-3101 or
Info: 212-431-5270

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