It’s hard to believe it’s taken “Puppetry of the Penis” nearly 17 years to find a home in Las Vegas. The Australian private parts performance art show arrives April 14 most appropriately at Harry Mohney’s Erotic Heritage Museum, a 24,000-square-foot ode to all things sex and love.
“Finally we will bring our art form to Las Vegas,” creator and producer Simon Morley says in a press statement. “It was great to play New York, London and Paris, but ‘Sin City’ is truly where we belong. Vegas loves penis.”
First, know that “Puppetry of the Penis” isn’t really a sexual show. Instead, it celebrates “the Ancient Australian Art of Genital Origami,” as its creators say. In other words, two naked male performers stretch, pull, yank and squish their manhood into 40 “installations” such as “The Pelican,” “The Windsurfer,” “The Eiffel Tower,” “The Loch Ness Monster” and their signature creation, “The Hamburger.”
Think of it as genital origami over the course of an hour.
“‘Puppetry of the Penis’ is a show for every male who ever played with it (and, guys, we know who you are) and every female who ever wished it were more, well, decorative (fess up, ladies),” quipped Los Angeles Times writer Lewis Segal when the show came to L.A. in 2002.
The puppet masters plan to perform Tuesdays through Sundays inside The Jewel Box at the Erotic Heritage Museum located at 3275 S. Industrial Road, right behind Fashion Show mall. Naturally, this show is for adults only.
Tickets start at $49.
Info: Harry Mohney’s Erotic Heritage Museum, (702) 794-4000