A young boy raised by his uncle wanders through a strange world to learn all about magic. No, not him. Humble and with a heart as golden as his scarf, the boy’s name is Wayne, and this is a story about him – and the other guys. It’s a story about the House at that school of magic — the one that rarely enjoyed the spotlight but always enjoyed the best snacks. Really, who wouldn’t want to sleep next to the kitchens? I know I wasn’t about to walk up all those stairs.
Now playing at The Peoples Improv Theater in New York (a.k.a. The PIT), The Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is a loving, adult parody from writer Matt Cox, director Kristin McCarthy Parker, and producers Stephen Stout and Colin Waitt. The play offers a look at all seven of those years from the point of view of the Puffs – and Jesus Merlin Christ, this show was terrific.