Behold the weird wonders of Animal Cracker Conspiracy, a Henson Foundation-supported puppet troupe from San Diego, brought to the ATX by our own fiercest puppet masters (that's Trouble Puppet, friend). The Collector is "a multidimensional mixed-media performance viewed through Orwellian, neo-Victorian lenses … a detailed and gritty environment of toy theater, animated objects, miniature protagonists and antagonists, all unfolding in dialogue-less mystery, underscored by original film and constructed soundscapes." We ain't seen it yet, personally, but we're imagining the Quay Brothers working live. Hmmm? Note: Not for kids. Nov. 23-25, Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm.