March 21st is World Day of Puppetry! Join us all month long at Puppet Showplace for puppet adventures around the world. Our international journey continues through March with a Lunar New Year celebration of the Year of the Dog, a grown-up puppet slam, and the return of Tanglewood Marionettes and the classic marionette cabaret, "The Fairy Circus"!
Chinese Theatre Works invites audiences to celebrate the Year of the Dog in "Hao Bang Ah, Dog," March 22-25. Traditional Chinese “budaixi” glove puppets perform vignettes
based on popular songs and well-known Chinese sayings celebrating canine wisdom, courage, and loyalty, making the Chinese language and cultural experience accessible to even the
youngest audience members!
Then, join Tanglewood Marionettes March 29-31 for "The Fairy Circus," a dazzling display of circus acts performed in an enchanted garden. "The Fairy Circus" is a showcase for turn-of-the-century style trick puppetry, performed by over 20 beautifully handcrafted marionettes.
World day of Puppetry is March 21st!
Every March, puppeteers all over the globe celebrate the WORLD DAY OF PUPPETRY. Here at Puppet Showplace, we'll celebrate on March 24th at 8pm with a special edition of the Puppet Showplace Slam, featuring Chinese Theatre Works. Other performers include Charlotte Dore, Caitlin Brzezinski and Libby Schap, and MORE! Live music, cash bar.
Where in the world have our puppeteers been?!?
Puppet Showplace resident and affiliated artists have been on their own global journeys this month! Incubator Artist Bonnie Duncan of the Gottabees performed "Squirrel Stole My Underpants" at the Izmir Puppetry Festival in Turkey, and slam performer / adult class alumna Veronica Barron is on tour with Kid Koala's "Nufonia Must Fall" at the Taiwan International Festival of Arts. Artistic Director Roxie Myhrum and Resident Artist Sarah Nolen just returned from a wonderful weekend at the Casteliers Festival in Montreal, Québec, where Sarah performed in the North American Puppet Slam. Where in the world do you think they'll be next?