Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times
The Famous Puppet Death Scenes performed by Old Trout Puppet Workshop aren't really famous. They're the product of the Canadian company's free-floating imaginations. Still, these mini-tales seem oddly familiar as, with humor and a sense of something more, they ponder life, death and the afterlife. In "The Rise and Fall of Emmanuel Mauriac," for example, a French soldier recoils as he encounters a seeming vision of his own mortality.
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