Kyle Loven, a recent transplant from Minneapolis, has brought his gorgeous and brooding puppetry to Seattle—lucky us. Loven uses finger puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets, video projections, and household objects to tell his story about a dying old man and his fraying memory. Lewis's aesthetic is equal parts Edward Gorey, Samuel Beckett, and Czech surrealism, and even when its narrative jumps the rails into total obscurity, his stage pictures (and surprising use of household materials) are a joy to watch. (Annex Theatre, 1100 E Pike St, 800-838-3006. 8 pm, $10.)

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