Basil Twist

The Araneidae Show And Other Pieces

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Paper Magazine calls third-generation puppeteer Basil Twist "a child of the night, who evokes the spirit of the art that enthralled audiences centuries before Steven Spielberg." His Araneidae Show is a solo puppetry extravaganza, that conjures up showgirls, lonely streets, cars, deconstructing theaters, sex, despair, magic, metamorphosis, and the fragile web of illusion sometimes called reality.