L.A. Has Puppetry of the Penis Aug. 13 at the Coronet

News   L.A. Has Puppetry of the Penis Aug. 13 at the Coronet What a couple of guys won't do for a paycheck!

What a couple of guys won't do for a paycheck!

Puppetry of the Penis, the Off-Broadway hit in which two naked gents manipulate their most private of parts for the audience's amusement, will make its West Coast premiere Aug. 13 at the Coronet Theatre.

Created by Australians David Friend and Simon Morley, Puppetry of the Penis has no plot, only the ancient Australian art of "genital origami," in which the performers create various objects and landmarks — including the Loch Ness Monster, a hamburger, a bow tie, a wrist watch, a bullfrog, an atomic mushroom, a windsurfer, a wedding ring, a sea anemone, a slowly-emerging mollusc, a three wood golf club and the Eiffel Tower — by stretching their genitalia.

Los Angeles may get a few additions to the show, which features some 40 different pieces. Variety reported July 11 that Friend and Morley are contemplating some special California-themed creations including the Hollywood sign, Pink's Hot Dogs and a Chinese theatre ala Mann's.

Puppetry will run into September at the Coronet, although no closing date has been announced. For tickets ($39.50-$39.50) and information, call (310) 657-7377. The Coronet Theatre is located at 366 N. La Cienega Boulevard. Puppetry of the Penis is on the web at http://www.puppetryofthepenis.com — By Christine Ehren