You Don't know Dick
You Don't Know Dick is a puppet performance inspired by Punch & Judy.
“You don’t know Dick” puns on traditional Punch & Judy, from its use of organ-“grinder” music to audience enlistment in responding to “Dick’s” absurdity. In this variation, Slapstick cues audience response to Dick’s boasts of compensation for inadequacies of world in satisfying his needs: “the more you do the more you do” and traditional “punch” line “that’s how you do it.” The expectation of Judy’s appearance upon audience demand goes unmet. As character actions and multiple ‘members’, outgrow the scale of the puppet theatre, audience is enlisted for roles of multiple Judys who scale the theatre back, repurposing its parts.