Rivalries between competitors usually end one of two ways: teamwork or conflict. In the case of two locally grown puppet troupes, it means a war of wits in which fists are thrust up nether cavities.Bear witness to comedic battle tonight at Puppet Wars: Attack of the Felt at Fatso's (1016 Massachusetts in Lawrence). Lawrence's the Felt Show and the Shitty Deal Puppet Theater, expats now performing in the UK, intend to settle their differences once and for all. The showdown begins with music by Omaha's the Electric Needle Room, then moves into puppet pandemonium. The Felt Show and the Shitty Deal will trade scenes in an epic tale of love and disparity that calls for crowd participation in its demented denouement. Intermissions will star the KU Juggling Club. Admission to this 21-and-older event costs $5. Doors open at 8 p.m. For information, call 785-550-7840 or see myspace.com/the feltshow.
myspace.com/thefeltshow Fri., Jan. 25, 8 p.m., 2008