May 4, 5, 6, 2017 at Pearl Studio

Make plans now to bring your young students to the Children’s International Puppet Festival.

Seating is limited for all shows and tickets are required.

Don’t miss our third Children’s International Puppet Festival!

New Venue!  ALL  SHOWS WILL BE HELD AT THE PEARL STUDIO.

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TICKET INFORMATION

Weekday morning shows are provided for school groups and other organizations involved with children and families.  See School Bus map

Seating is limited. ALL SEATS RESERVED.
Confirmation of your reservation is required for admittance.

Order 2017 Festival tickets here for Thursday and Friday School Shows and Saturday Public Shows.  All shows will take place at the Pearl Studio.

Puppet Festival #1

THE WAY BACK HOME

by Teater Refleksion, Denmark and Banar Teatar,  Ireland

Based on a book by Oliver Jeffers

PUBLIC SHOWS
Saturday ONLY, May 6, 2017, 11:15 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
The Pearl Studio
Tickets: $10

When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do:  He flies out into outer space!

This show is a tale about the boundless imagination of children and about one boy’s adventure into outer space and the quest he must undertake to help his new friend.

Teater Refleksion and Banar Teatar have produced more than 30 performances for over the past 25 years including acclaimed “Goodbye Mr. Muffin”; “Songs from Above”;”Boxy George”; ”Spraoi” and “Blath”.

“Children and adults alike were enchanted…for any fan of Jeffers work, either young or old, this is a must see.”   NoMoreWorkHorse

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Running time:  45 minutes
Suggested age:  3 and up
Limited seating:  100

Puppet Festival #2

A WILD GOOSE CHASE

by  Sandbanks Shadow Factory, Austin TX

SCHOOL SHOWS
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Friday, May 5, 2017, 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
The Pearl Studio

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Come along, come along, on a wild goose chase!  Who knows where it might lead?  Perhaps to a world filled with dancing pants, guitar rockin’ grandmothers, mischievous spaceships, and many more whimsical images.

Matt Sandbank performs shadow puppet shows that enliven the imagination, awaken curiosity about the world, and excite young audiences about the power of creativity.

Running time:  45 minutes
Suggested age:  all ages
Limited seating:  100

Puppet Festival #3

THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by A. WOLF

By Paul Mesner Puppets, Kansas City, MO

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SCHOOL SHOWS
Thursday, May 4,  9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. 
Friday, May 5, 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

PUBLIC SHOWS
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 2:50 p.m.
The Pearl Studio


In this rod and body puppet production, Alexander T. Wolf is allowed to tell his version of this famous tale.  Apparently there was not huffing and puffing, only an innocent request for a cup of borrowed sugar and a sneeze.

A recipient of the Citation of Excellence in the art of Puppetry, Paul is a complete entertainer who combines his puppets with stand-up comedy.

Running time:  50 minutes
Suggested ages:  3 and up
Limited seating:  100