performed at Popps Packing | Hamtramck, MI | September 13, 2013 | 40 min. Performed by Cabaret Black Eye (Chris Butterfield, Adam James Fuller and Ryan Standfest as the Happy Butchers; Andy Gabrysiak as Death/Bacon Man; Matthew Hunt as Stick Man). The music was a series of improvisations by Matthew Daher on percussion and Bradley Stern on Saxophone. The props were constructed by Alexander Buzzalini, Matthew Hunt and Ryan Standfest. Conception by Ryan Standfest.

three happy butchers
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

prop: mask 1
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prop: wound work gloves 1
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prop: mask 2
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

prop: wound work gloves 2
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

prop: mask 3
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

prop: wound work gloves 3
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at work, sharpening sticks
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

lubricating a mallet
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using the lubricated mallet on the "big head"
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breaking into the "big head"
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investigating the "big head"
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discovering a skin-covered brick
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

investigating the "big head"
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

discovering a steak
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

investigating the "big head" for a third time
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

discovering a porno magazine
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removing the "big head"
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

waiting
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worshiping
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

examining the skin-covered brick
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

removing the skin from the brick
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

prop: brick skins
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skin removed
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stretching the skin
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biting the skin
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tugging the skin
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trying the rip the skin
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worn out
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returning to worship
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

worshiping
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biting the steak
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

trying to light the steak with a match
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

return to worship
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interrupting the worship
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porno magazine
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

removing the altar
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waiting
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bacon man / death enters with a pan of bacon
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

sniffing the bacon
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bacon man / death prepares...
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de-greasing the bacon
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

sharing bacon and a beer
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

enjoying himself
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watching
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

bringing in the discharge apparatus
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

the discharge apparatus at work
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ready to take the water
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

washing feet in the water
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

after a baptism
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at rest
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

listening to the water
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

masked
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

receiving a sharp stick
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taping the the sharp stick to the hands
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

with sharp stick
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

ready to emerge from rest
RYAN STANDFEST three happy butchers

unmasking and final bow
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