SEASON 30 | May 2018

Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse WOw!
MARCH MAY 25-June 9, 2018, 8pm


Directed by Caroline Reck
Special event for World Oceans Day on June 8th.
Industry Night: Wednesday, June 6th.

A dark comedy for adult audiences featuring puppetry of objects, physical theatre, and trash art: 

Just around a bend in spacetime, the Earth’s oceans overflow with garbage. It’s a plastic paradise for Polly Mermaid - the toxic mutant made from humanity’s mess. When a brilliant scientist discovers a way to dispose of the dump, Polly must fight for the rights of the wasted. Witness a queer and spectacular showdown between a do-gooder and impending doom. 

This is not a children’s puppet show. Sexy imagery and dialogue abounds.


Indigo Rael, Katy Taylor, Gricelda Silva, Marina De Yoe-Pedraza, Karina Dominguez, Kelly Hasandras, and Sarah Danko.


Written by Indigo Rael and Caroline Reck. Original composition from Mother Falcon. Direction by Caroline Reck. Design by K. Eliot Haynes, Rachel Atkinson, Amy Waller, Indigo Rael and Caroline Reck. Stage Management by Miranda Guillory.


“Glass Half Full Theater has netted  . . . considerable critical acclaim for its inventive blend of puppetry and physical storytelling.” -Austin-American Statesman

“The company provides full value, playing with (not against) the audience, and reveals its innovative spirit and high creativity as it does so. This is a company to follow. “ -CTX, Austin.

Glass Half Full Theatre creates original work featuring puppets and human actors, often around themes of environmental protection and the consequences of human error, but with an imaginative and comedic bent. Glass Half Full Theatre has received multiple grants from the Jim Henson Foundation to create new work, and received dozens of Austin theater award nominations, earning Outstanding Original Script, Direction, Acting and Puppetry from the B. Iden Payne awards, and The David Mark Cohen New Play Award, Visionary Vivifier Award, and Sound Design and Acting Awards from The Austin Critic’s Table. Recent shows include Petra and the Wolf, Cenicienta, The Missionary Position Trilogy, Once There Were Six Seasons, The Orchid Flotilla, Simple Sundries, and FupDuck.

Glass Half Full Theatre is a sponsored Project of the Austin Creative Alliance. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin and by the Creative Fund.