Schmoidipus is a puppetry stand up show.
after the other, the cliches of puppet theatre, the values of
tradition in art, the principles of dramaturgy and one banana as
well, are put to be executed up against the wall.
performer wishes to tell the classical tragedy of king Oidipus,
but it seems that memory is not that good as it used to be, and
the materials and puppets have their own stories to tell. The
spoken text and the taken actions are in a constant
Ishmael Falke translated this classical
masterpiece from ancient Greek language and performs it. The show
was performed in clubs and pubs of Turku, Finland, beginning from
June 2006, as well as in the performance art happening Fluxee, in
September 2006. In 2009 the show was performed at Turku clubs and
in 2010 at international Art Contact – performance art
event in Helsinki.
of the show is 25 minutes, and it suits all pure souls, untouched
yet with irony. Photo above: Ishmael Falke; on the left: Topi