LA Puppet Fest: Shadows, Giants, the Devil and More
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The last date listed for LA Puppet Fest was Saturday April 12, 2014 / 8:00pm (Minimalism Times Three Plus One).
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Featured review from G,H.Red Velvet
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I happen to adore puppet theater. I grew up with it, visited puppets all over the world, used puppets in my own student productions. I was super excited to see this performance but it really made me sad. It is clear that there was the best will, inspiration from various cultures but the end product was far from what puppet theater can achieve. It simply was not 'professional' but totally amateurish. It made me sad to see such a rich tradition reduced to this laudable attempt. I guess trying is better than not trying. I do wish them luck and the opportunity to see first-rate productions.
April 4, 2014 at 8:00pm: *_Robin Walsh’s The Devil You Say*_
In The Devil You Say, Old Nick takes the stage, in person, to mount his defense — or to prove who’s really to blame for the world’s ills. All using words and sayings attributed to him by some of history’s greatest writers: Goethe, Marlowe, Byron, Punch and Judy.
April 5, 2014 at 8:00pm: *_Masters of Puppetry Live!*_
Three masters and their through-the-years apprentices will entertain your and your family with their puppets. The Bob Baker Marionette Theater will bring classic pieces of their shows, including a black light number, and Alan Cook will perform a piece called Billy Goat’s Gruff.
April 11, 2014 at 8:00pm: *_Tales of Longing and Belonging*_
An evening of giant and tiny puppetry and live music for all ages. Hue — The Suitcase Show is a young boy’s colorful search to find a place where he belongs; Songs of Cuñao explore the journey of history, loss and search for new place; and The Nomad features episodes from the life of Dominique Moody, who creates beautiful assemblage from the shards of the past.
April 12, 2014 at 8:00pm: *_Minimalism Times Three Plus One*_
An original multidisciplinary puppet and media performance exploring the relationship between death and consumerism based on true events spanning a 700-year history at a single church in the Czech Republic. Following that are three pieces in the Minimalist style.