Open Eye Figure Theatre took home an entirely well-deserved Ivey Award last week for its A Prelude to Faust, the sort of obsessively smart and bawdy work long associated with Michael Sommers. Now it's time to get used to Open Eye as a producing venue and regular stop for avid theatergoers (and seekers of art and culture in general). The latest show in the warm confines by the freeway wall (go there, you'll see what I mean) is created and performed by Sarah Agnew and Jim Lichtscheidl, two talents that combine comic dexterity with ample stage presence. Inspired by the writings of early-20th-century newspaper columnist Don Marquis, this show combines live action with puppetry, poetry, and, one hopes, the intersection between the sublime, the ridiculous, and the byroads of dreamland.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 4 p.m. Starts: Oct. 3. Continues through Nov. 2, 2008