Ever yank your crank? Lots of guys play with
their penises in the comfort of their own homes, but not the dudes in
Puppetry of the Penis. But how could a penis be a puppet? That was my
question. After a two-year run in New York City that ended eight years
ago, the show has returned, this time to the Bleecker Street Theatre,
where it will play through September. All just to see a couple of naked
guys doodling their noodles in public.
Seated in the packed theater in the fifth row, neither of the show’s performers, Christopher Cannon and Rich Binning, looked
particularly hung. We’re talking average dimensions.Well endowed is
nice, but it’s definitely how you use it, and these two guys sure can
make some origami. My favorite was the “hamburger” which didn’t have
any sesame seeds, lots of meat and buns. I highly recommend this show
to anyone who hasn’t seen a lot of dick lately.
“installations” during the course of the show, some of the dick tricks
can be repetitive. The humor itself is very broad; and if it wasn’t
quite like Broadway; it reminded me of the genial tour guides at one of
those rides at Six Flags. Except with their cocks out. Last Friday,
after the show, I was hanging out with the penis puppeteers and their
posse, enjoying a cocktail in the cozy back garden of the Aussie bar
and restaurant Eight Mile Creek. Luckily, they put some clothes on for
decency’s sake. Cannon and Binning are two wholesome
young actors who won the job of twisting their genitals on stage on an
open audition conducted here in New York back in April. Both recently
graduated from Point Park University in Ohio and came east to find fame
and fortune—they hardly expected their first acting gig would require
them to stand on stage in the nude and shake the snake.
Puppetry of the Penis was created by the very handsome and charming Simon Morley in Sydney back in 1997. Posing for photos, his arm around me, I was disappointed not to see his joystick. He partnered up with David Friend and, over the years, the two have performed together more than 10,000 times.“Are you guys a bit stretched out?” I asked Morley.
He just laughed.