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Cecilia Vicuña: About…

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Dividing the Estate

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 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

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Kermit Ruffins Concert

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New Orleans Museum of…

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NOLA Pyrate Week

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In 1975, artist Senga Nengudi began a series of sculptures, entitled R.S.V.P.,… more

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14th Annual Saints…

Mar 24 - 26, 2017
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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.