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Cold Feet’s new sock puppet drama features aliens, strippers and Obama

What happens when Obama sends strippers to space to negotiate with an alien life form?

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Jul 07, 2016 16:30 IST
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Ashwin Choithramani and Raihaan Attawala (Photo: Pratham Gokhale/HT)

What happens when Obama sends strippers to space to negotiate with an alien life form?

Imagine this: All the astronauts in the world are dead; times are bad; and US President Sock-Obama is relying on two strippers (with degrees in aerospace engineering) to space travel and negotiate with an alien life form. This is the premise of Cold Feet’s upcoming show — Space Strippers.

Ashwin Choithramani (22) and Raihaan Attawala (22) — the duo behind the Cold Feet sock puppet troupe — devised the plot based on their fascination for strippers, space, and US President Barack Obama. The duo’s previous sock puppet story revolved around another famous personality: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “There is no purposeful intention in featuring a prominent leader. These are just socks, and it is just a coincidence. We didn’t name them. We just cast them,” says Attawala.

“With a location like space, we have a lot to work with,” says Choithramani of the setting.

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Cold Feet’s previous sock puppet shows involved elements of time travel as well, but Space Strippers explores it further. “We are travelling through space to different planets, and time zones. That gives us a lot more to work with,”adds Attawala.

Along with staging puppet shows for the public, Attawala and Choithramani also host sock puppet performances on demand. “I was surprised that people actually wanted my sock in their house,” says Attawala. “We’ve performed at a child’s birthday party. We customised a sock puppet show on the theme of clowns and created a script for the show,” adds Choithramani.

Catch Space Strippers, A Sock Puppet Show on July 8, 7.30pm onward
At: The Hive, Khar (W)
Call: 96199 62969

First Published: Jul 06, 2016 00:00 IST