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Marigny Opera House & Mudlark Public Theatre present New Orleans International Puppet Festival 2014
April 3, 2014 -
April 13, 2014
8:00pm - 8:00pm

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. CLOSING NIGHT SPECIAL: $10/ $5 kids 12 and under. BUY TICKETS

DiFilipo Marionette
New Orleans International Puppet Festival 2014  ::  

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 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 lineup on the Fridays and Saturdays of the Fest at The Mudlark Public Theatre!

The Marigny Opera House is a non-denominational, neighborhood church of the arts. It is supported by the Marigny Opera House Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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