“The Silence of the Socks” reboot at 551 West

Our sock puppet parody of the psychological thriller Silence of the Lambs. See Clarice, Hannibal the Cannibal, and Buffalo Bill in their footwear forms. Sunday, October 19, 2014. $5 cover at the door. 4PM, 6PM, or 8PM

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When: Sunday 19 October, shows 
at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm


551 West, 551 W King St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

Cover: $5.00 at the door

Win Fabulous Prizes and Sock Puppet Notoriety



Life, for a sock puppet, can be hard. Our good friend Norman (@SockNormanBates) often tweets about it with the kind of saying or idiom that makes a lot more sense if you’re a sock. Follow him on Twitter, you’ll see what we mean.

But now it’s your turn to put yourself in his place, to figuratively put your foot in your mouth. Creative Works of Lancaster is sponsoring our #SockSayings contest!

What is it? A challenge to see who can come up the best saying, phrase, or idiom that socks would say.

How do I participate? You can participate on Twitter or on Facebook.
On Twitter, just tweet your phrase or idiom and include the hashtag #SockSayings in your tweet. You can also search for that hashtag and then retweet or favorite the ones you think are best.
On Facebook, post your saying on the Creative Works of Lancaster page and include the hashtag #SockSayings in your post. You can also check out our Facebook page and like the sayings that you think are the best.

When is this contest? It begins now, as you read this. And it will run through 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, October 12.

How is a winner chosen? On Monday, October 13 we will post on our Facebook page the top three most liked sayings from Facebook and the top three most favorited or retweeted sayings from Twitter. Then you vote with your likes on our Facebook page. The saying with the most likes by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, October 14 wins.

What is the prize? We’re glad you asked.
First, the winner gets two free tickets to see Silence of the Socks at 551 West on Sunday, October 19.
Second, the winning sock saying will be printed on a t-shirt being spoken by none other than Norman Bates himself. Those t-shirts will be available for sale at Silence of the Socks and the winner will receive one free.
That’s right! You were born for this contest. So start your creative juices flowing now.
And remember, it’s like Norman always says, “If the shoe fits… Hey! Who turned out the lights?” #SockSayings

Thanks to all who voted for your favorite #SockSayings. Polls are now closed.

Congratulations to Elvis D. Smith ‏(@BroadwayElvis14) for his winning entry

"Does enchantment pour out of ev'ry drawer? No, it's just on the feet where you live!" 

He wins 2 free tickets to “Silence of the Socks” Sunday 19 October 2014 at 4, 6 or 8pm and a free Tee shirt with his #SockSayings on it! (Tees will also be available for sale at the performance.)

Works in the Park: 44 Plays for 44 Presidents

44 Plays for 44 Presidents

Join us at Crystal Park August 7-9 for free showings of the full-length play, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents! Showtime is at 7 pm each night. 

44 Plays for 44 Presidents tells the stories of the 44 men who’ve held the highest office in the United States through a series of short scenes that chronologically outline some of their greatest successes and failures in a satirical manner. 44 Plays for 44 Presidents covers the history of the executive branch from George Washington to Barack Obama. Some of these figures come out looking good, others like stink bombs.

Seating will be in the open and audience members are invited to bring blankets for sitting on the slope of the Crystal Park amphitheater, a feature which was installed during a recent renovation of the park. Theater goers wishing to bring their own lawn chairs will find space for these along the walk above the bowl of the theater.

This is the fourth in an annual series of outdoor plays which have previously been held at Musser Park. This year Creative Works is excited to be joined by Production Partners Shumaker PDT and 551 West to bring theater to this gem of a park along the West King Street corridor! 551 West, 551 West King Street, is only 100 steps north of the park and will not only serve as a very convenient spot for a refreshment before and after the show, but will also be mixing a Presidential cocktail in honor of the show. Stay tuned for more on this!

Crystal Park is located at the intersection of Crystal and 1st Streets and is just behind the old Blue Star bar.

Come out for the show!