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Oh, Ananse!

February 4, 11, 16, 19, 25, 26

Oh Ananse at PuppetART

Inspired by a West African myth, when Ananse wants to earn the right to tell stories to his people the sky god Nyame gives him three daunting tasks.

“Kwaku Ananse, the spider man, he loved to talk, he loved to hear and tell stories. And he wanted to own all the stories in the world, so he could share them with all of you, his friends.”

Purim Shpiel

March 4, 11, 16, 19, 25, 26

Purim Shpiel at PuppetART

A bright and energetic retelling ofthe Purim holiday for young and old!

Based on the Yitzhak Manger stage production that was
shown internationally in the late 1950’s, our performance
is filled with laughter, wisdom, tears, and Klezmer music
as well as colorful costumes and Persian scenery.

Crane Maiden

April 1, 2, 15, 20, 22, 23

Crane Maiden at PuppetART

A traditional Japanese folktale

Tarou falls in love with a beautiful woman, but will their
relationship survive her mysterious secret?
In this lively retelling ofa traditional Japanese folktale,
Good and Evil battle for the soul ofa young man,
interfering in his live and even changing his destiny.

Sleeping Beauty

May 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 20

Sleeping Beauty at PuppetART

We all know Sleeping Beauty was cursed by a wicked fairy and awakened by true love’s kiss, but how did the Prince find the sleeping Princess?

And, why does he feel so compelled to rescue her? Find the answers to these questions and more as the classic fairy tale comes to life as a marionette ballet. Happy ending guaranteed!


June 3, 10, 15, 17, 24, 25

Kolobok at PuppetART

A Russian folktale

about the adventures ofa little
Butterball baked by an elderly couple.
Better known in America as The Gingerbread Man,
Kolobok is a Russian folktale about the adventures of a
little Butterball baked by an elderly couple. Two forest
spirits, performed by live actors, bring our colorful floor
puppets to life.

Banana For Turtle

July 1, 8, 15, 20, 22, 23, 29

Banana for Turtle at PuppetART

Questions, misunderstandings, and tricky situations

pile up while four jungle animals (a monkey, a parrot, a python, and
an elephant) wait for their friend Turtle. Original music sets the
scene for these important questions (how does one measure a
snake?) that lead to hilarious results.

Mouk’s Adventures

August 5, 12, 17, 19

Mouks Adventures
Get to know Little Mouk,

a clumsy, little guy making
his way in the world for the first time. Along the way he
meets Princess Amina and wins her heart with his
honesty, tenacity, and courage.

PuppetART’s retelling of the story by Wilhelm Hauff.