Kaput, written and directed by Matthew Posey


The Ochre House launches our fifteenth season with Matthew Posey’s salty seafaring comedy, KAPUT! Our intrepid skipper is the worldly Captain Chuck, piloting his ever-faithful tugboat, Tappy. Along the way, we add an unlikely crew, in a feisty French revolutionary named Tulip and her younger brother, Poppy, who, as it happens, really wants to be her little sister.

Seeking safe harbor and just treatment from a cruel, fascistic world, our little company spies a mysterious island and steers toward adventure. They’ll soon discover that this is anything but a tranquil, compassionate place.

“Kaput, a funny, offbeat musical written and directed by Ochre House artistic director Matthew Posey, is a 90-minute journey of inventive staging, clever puppetry and fresh music in the intimate 45-seat theater near Fair Park.”
Martha Heimberg
Onstage NTX
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“What starts off as a silly, politically incorrect sendup of ethnic stereotypes, gender fluidity and human foibles turns poignant in its final scenes — tears of laughter transformed into tears of empathy.”
Manuel Mendoza
Dallas Morning News
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“A new riotous and irreverent show splashed onto the scene and dropped anchor at the Ochre House Theater. Kaput, a whimsical seafaring musical comedy invites you on a journey of introspection and swashbuckling fun”
Grant Palmore
Dallas Theatre Journal
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Photos from Kaput



Captain Chuck Brian Witkowiscz
Tappy Erin Everywhere
Tulip Janet Dodd
Poppy Lauren Claire Massey
Miss Maxwell/ Gerty Cassie Bann
Mr. Stairwell/ Barney/ Monté/ Neptuna the Eunuch Brad Hennigan


Guitar Gregg Prickett
Bass Aaron Carlo Gonzalez
Accordion Elijah Clements

Production Artists

Writer/Director Matthew Posey
Music Director Justin Locklear
Stage Manager Elizabeth Loyle Carr
Scenic Design Isaac Davies
Lighting Design Kevin Grammer
Set Design Matthew Posey
Costume Design Ryan Matthieu Smith

October 28 through November 18, Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Special Donate-What-You-Can performance Monday, November 6.

American Sign Language performance, Saturday, November 11.

Don’t be left high and dry. The State Fair’s over so there’s plenty of parking. 

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