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"Prospect.3: Notes…

Nov 25, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Nov 25, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Canal Street Lighting…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
Stroll along Canal Street and watch as the Downtown Development District and… more

PINTS & PLAYS

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
PINTS & PLAYS is a monthly play reading in the true spirit of New Orleans. … more

Standing in the…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (no more)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Standing in the…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Nov 25 - 26, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Victory Belles…

Nov 25, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

ThinkerKids Holiday…

Nov 25 - 26, 2014
Come explore science, technology, art and math with us at ThinkerKids Holiday… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Pub Quiz

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
Test your knowledge of an array of topics, including World War II, at the… more

The Victory Belles…

Nov 26 - Dec 28, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

The Hotel Modern…

Nov 27 - 27, 2014
Gather for brunch at Tivoli & Lee this Thanksgiving Day! Executive Chef… more

Turkey Day Race 5…

Nov 27 - 27, 2014

"The Victory Belles…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

2014 Battle of the…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
The Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is one of the… more

An Evening of…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
Join us for an evening of elegance with Lalah Hathaway, Najee, and Kindred The… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 03, 2015
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

ThinkerKids Holiday…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
Come explore science, technology, art and math with us at ThinkerKids Holiday… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Nov 25, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… 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.