Learn the art of puppetry this summer at PuppetART!
Our NEXT show at the International Institute of Detroit
on October 5; 6; 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Based on the ancient Japanese folktale of a poor but honest young man who saves the life of a wounded crane. The crane turns out to be a young beautiful woman with whom he falls in love. Out of gratitude, the Crane Maiden bestows upon him a fabric woven from crane feathers, which becomes a source of temptation in the hands of his rich and corrupt merchant neighbor. Tempting the young man to sell the fabric, the merchant makes him break the promise that he made to the girl. As a result, she becomes a crane again and flies away.
Representing Good and Evil are two spirits, who, battling for the soul of the young man, interfere in his life and even change his destiny.
Vince Paul, Music Hall’s President & Artistic Director, notes that “as the downtown area real estate becomes increasingly in demand, it’s imperative that our city’s non-commercial performing artists be able to continue to present their work in the heart of the Entertainment District. The artists of PuppetART create top-notch, finely crafted work that has been entertaining children and families for some twenty years, and Music Hall is thrilled to be able to help them sustain their success.”
PUPPETART, DETROIT PUPPET THEATER, HAS BEEN ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATING CHILDREN AND ADULTS FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS THROUGH ITS THEATER, STUDIO, AND MUSEUM.
AT PUPPETART THE APPRECIATION OF ART BEGINS! "Our mission is to explore a variety of cultures and to foster an appreciation of the wisdom of traditions, the beauty of spirit, and the art of diverse communities, through puppet performances, exhibits, and classes".
PuppetART’s museum presents puppets from around the world as well as puppets related to the history of puppetry in Detroit. We invite you to explore our collection of puppets from all over the world and discover the history and artistic value each piece holds.
Legendary Dragon Applesauce created by detroiter Ed Johnson.