Sometimes you stumble upon a place so fantastic you can’t believe it’s real. And then, no matter how many times you try, you never find it again — it’s as though the whole place just disappeared; or, perhaps, you were simply dreaming all along. This is the Diablerie, a roadside circus Murphi Cook used to visit. Or at least, she thinks she visited. Part lecture, part vaudeville, part rock concert, this full-length spectacle uses puppetry, animation, archaic technology, and original music to recreate the final days of a lost troupe. The show features the world’s foremost bubblegoth band, The Gothees.
Funding for Diablerie was provided by the Investing in Professional Artists Grants program, a partnership of The Pittsburgh Foundation and the Heinz Endowments.