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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada, CA 90638
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“The Dream Catchers,” based on the real dreams of over 500 school children, is a unique and fantastical play that transports us to the magical world of candy trees and mythical beasts. The Canadian company, Theatre Sans Fil, brings to life the innocent dreams and nightmares of two young siblings who act out their dreams as a game, then come to realize their ability to disarm the scary ones, celebrate the wondrous ones, and live in harmony with their feelings. In this ingenious and highly original production, larger-than-life puppets, operated in the ancient style of Japanese bunraku theatre, guide us through a world where noises become monsters, fears become personified, and being a hero can mean winning a battle against our own imaginary demons.

For more than 30 years Theatre Sans Fil, literally Theatre Without Strings, has been creating “giant puppet” productions for international audiences of all ages. They are now regarded as one of the best, and certainly the most unique, puppet company in the world. Theatre Sans Fil’s puppets are usually much bigger than those used in Japanese bunraku. When its first show was in the production stage, it was discovered that the puppets, which were meant to be three to four feet high, would actually be six feet tall or more! Theatre Sans Fil’s giant puppets are unique and set them apart from all other puppet companies. Most puppets are still operated externally by the blackclad puppeteers, but some are so large a puppeteer can actually climb inside to bring them to life!

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