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Art is the Driving…

Dec 8 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Celebration in the…

Dec 08, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 8 - 31, 2016
There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) proudly presents the free Christmas New… more

Clarence John…

Dec 08, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017
A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905 - 1985) ranks among the most… more

Dave Ferrato Open Jam…

Dec 8 - 29, 2016
Dave Ferrato and Band Host a Thursday Night Open Jam Series! Any and all… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Dec 08, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Exhibition to feature…

Dec 08, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

Heart of the House

Dec 08, 2016 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Hermann - Grima House…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
The Hermann-Grima House will interpret holiday traditions through guided tours… more

Historic New Orleans…

Dec 08, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Holiday Home and…

Dec 8 - 31, 2016
Just in time for the holiday season, The Historic New Orleans Collection will… more

International House…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
Join us Thursdays at Loa.  Inspired by the era-defining songwriters and… more

International House…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
Join us Thursdays at Loa.  Inspired by the era-defining songwriters and… more

Jefferson Performance…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) is a fast paced, hysterical, whimsical… more

Jonathan Weiss Dark…

Dec 8 - 31, 2016
Tour company Jonathan Weiss Tours will donate 15% of proceeds during the month… more

Leroy Jones with…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
Join us for a performance featuring Leroy Jones with NHJP-DOTLO Rangers… more

Lilith in Loa…

Dec 08, 2016
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

Luna Fete: 2016

Dec 8 - 10, 2016
    LUNA (Light Up NOLA Arts) Fete returns this December to… more

Miracle on Fulton…

Dec 8 - 24, 2016
NOV 22 – DEC 24 Hourly Snowfall 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Gingerbread… more

Art is the Driving…

Dec 8 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

New Orleans Puppet Festival Goes International!

 

Contact: Dave Hurlbert                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Producer
(415) 385-3025
dave@marignyoperahouse.org

 

New Orleans Puppet Festival Goes International!

April 3-6th and 10th-13th 2014 at the Marigny Opera House

For the third year, the Marigny Opera House and Mudlark Public Theatre will present a festival of puppetry, with a different program performed on each of the two weekends. This year, audiences can see performances by puppeteers from New Orleans; Portland, OR; Asheville, NC; and Italy. The shows include marionettes, shadow puppets, hand puppets and giant-scale puppets.

 

Weekend One: April 3rd - 6th:

  • New Orleans Puppet Fest goes international with Hanging by a Thread, presented by Di Filippo Marionette. In this show seven puppets appear successively, through the art of Italian actor-puppeteer Remo Di Filippo. Puppets come alive and portray stories and situations that are moving, poetic and surreal.
  • New Orleans favorite Harry Mayronne performs High-Strung Harry's International Marionette Cabaret. Featuring Boris Vian, Bertoldt Brecht and Nina Hagen.
  • Calliope Puppets' Karen Konnerth presents Juancito y Maria, a humorous and action-packed melodrama from the works of Argentina's beloved Javier Villafañe. Learned from Patagonian titiritero (puppeteer) Rafaél Teixido, traditional hand puppets and lots of audience participation bring to life a timeless tale of good versus evil.
  • Sierra Camille and her Painting Puppets. Watch puppeteer and her giant-scale puppets as they create a massive painted artwork live.

 

Weekend Two: April 10th - 13th:

• Secret of the Spider by Portland-based artists Puppetkabob, featuring members of Night Shade. Marionettes and shadow puppets combine to tell the story of a young girl who is bitten by a spider to find her world spun into a circle of creative obsession.

  • From Asheville, NC, Toybox Theatre and Cripps Puppets premiere The Mysterious Metamorphosis or Mr. Krank. Mr. Krank goes on a bizarre journey and is subject to many fantastic transformations. Awarded a ‘Seed' grant for excellence by The Jim Henson Foundation.
  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots by The Mudlark Puppeteers. This is a lively retelling of a treasured fable as told through giant-scale puppetry and live music.

The Fest also includes special guest performances, a gallery of puppetry and an ADULTS ONLY line up on the Fridays and Saturdays of the Fest at The Mudlark Public Theatre!

 

For more information, please contact Dave Hurlbert, (415) 385-3025; dave@marignyoperahouse.org.