Tears of Joy Theatre
February 6 - 22, 2009 (Portland)
February 28, 2009 (Vancouver)
Review by peanutduck
Nancy Aldrich and Omar Vargas's script, spun from Mexican and Argentinean tales of friendship, dedication, and family, is spare, sweet, with clever touches of adult-level wordplay. Puppets, enlivened by Brian Allard and Dia Verano through whimsical vocal characterizations and deft maneuvering, elicit more delight and sorrow than many human actors.