Some lean lazily to the side, some sport a rakish curve. Some tower over the landscape, some cower in the shadows. Sometimes, they have names beginning with "Mister" or "Doctor." You may love them, you may have one, or you may have no use for them whatsoever. But the fact persists: Penises are really, really silly. "Puppetry of the Penis" may at first blush sound like an attempt to dignify the male sex organ through high theater, but take it from us: There's nothing about contorting a wang into alien shapes that will make it seem any less ridiculous. Luckily, Simon Morley and David Friend, the Aussies behind PotP, grasp the hilarity of their genital-bending antics firmly in both hands. They've been on the road for 10 years now, squishing, folding, and bending their packages into pretty good representations of snails, pelicans, and the Loch Ness Monster, interspersed with witty banter. So get over your Lutheran modesty and have a laugh or several at the expense of Admiral Winky.
Fri., May 21, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2010