Bill’s 44th

February 28 - March 2
von der Heyden Studio Theater

Presented by Duke Arts Presents

“This isn’t the birthday that Bill had hoped to have. But for the audience, his 44th is a gift.”

NEW YORK TIMES, Critics’ pick

The streamers are hung, the punch has been spiked, and the cake is just begging to be eaten! Now all Bill has to do is wait for his guests to arrive.

Bill’s 44th is an original comedic puppet show for grown-ups created by puppeteers Dorothy James & Andy Manjuck around one very worried leading man – Bill. Many styles of puppetry, raucous balloons, and a cheeky piece of crudité all collide to examine the pitfalls of impatience, the wonder of loneliness, and the universal passage of time.

Bill’s 44th is part Mr. Bean, part Waiting for Godot, a dram of surrealism, a helping of slapstick and a twist of humor.

Please Note: Recommended for Ages 12+

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  • Fri, Feb 28, 2025 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Mar 1, 2025 at 2:00pm
  • Sun, Mar 2, 2025 at 2:00pm
Estimated Run Time
55 minutes

von der Heyden Studio Theater
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708

  • $20General Admission
  • $10Students

Single tickets on sale June 20.

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Age Recommendation

Age 12+

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