Friday, September 28th
The Little Fakers fondly presents a sneak preview of
The Manual Archives

SUNSET CHRONICLES is a serial drama set on the eastern edge of Sunset Boulevard, with a cast consisting entirely of handmade marionettes. In each episode a band of hardy souls navigates an otherworldly Los Angeles, an uncanny cityscape of abandoned buildings, forgotten histories and real and surreal possibilities. Any resemblance between the puppets and actual Los Angeles residents is purely intentional. All episodes are self-contained -- tune in today!

EPISODE 5: There's a drought on and our friends down on Sunset Boulevard are feeling more than a bit parched in this new climate of heat and thirst. Can Los Angeles and its puppet inhabitants live without water? What kinds of delirium, mirages and cosmic wanderings ensue when the cityscape becomes a desert? In our own heat-inflected late-summer delirium, the Little Fakers have decided this would be a good time for a Rock Opera, so that's what you'll get when you visit "Sunset Chronicles" at the Manual Archives. Live Music. Singing Puppets.

THE LITTLE FAKERS is a collective of experimental puppet theater artists, sound artists, and writers working in the LA area. For the past three years they have performed their marionette serial at The Noah Purifoy Art Environment, Betalevel, Il Corral and the Velaslavasay Panorama.

Episode 5 in its rock operatic entirety will be presented at The Velaslavasay Panorama in February — but in the meantime this sneak preview will pique your fancy for the adventures to come!

Live music by Gemmelica & Marshweed to follow each show!

Gemmelica & Marshweed will play old songs and make up new ones on the viola, contrabass, banjo, and accordion.

8PM, 9PM, and 10PM

Admission: Suggested Donation $5
Seating is first come first served.
No reservations required.

The Manual Archives
3320 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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