May 13, 14, 15, 16, 2018
at Pearl Studio

Make plans now to bring your young students to our fourth Children’s International Puppet Festival!

Seating is limited for all shows and tickets are required.



The schedule of performance times and days will be available soon here.

Ticket information and reservations will be available later in January.



by Theatergroep Kwatta

Manxmouse is an adventurous play about a brave mouse. He may have failed as a mouse, but nevertheless, he succeeds very well at being Manxmouse! Manxmouse is a play with many puppets, animation and music.

The brave little Manxmouse is on a special journey. But can he survive fearsome foxes, terrified elephants and cats big and small to reach his destination? The Manxmouse is one-of-a-kind. He’s the strangest little mouse you’ll ever see, with bright blue fur, huge rabbit ears and a distinct lack of tail. But Manxmouse doesn’t mind being different. He knows that destiny awaits him, and so Manxmouse sets out on an exciting adventure. He meets tigers and hawks and dastardly pet-shop owners, but there’s someone he dreads and desires to meet more than anyone else. The someone who has been waiting for him all along…the Manx Cat.
MANXMOUSE Study Guide (pdf)

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by Tears of Joy Theater

Adapted from the popular book, Stellaluna by Janell Cannon, this is the enchanting story of a bat who’s world is literally turned upside down! Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace, little Stellaluna ends up in a bird’s nest. Poor Stellaluna tries to adjust to her new home, but finds herself the odd one out: hanging by her feet and disgusted by those bugs Mother Bird brings to dinner. What a relief to discover she’s a fruit bat!

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by Sandbanks Shadow Puppets

Come along, come along, on a wild goose chase! Who knows where it might lead?

In A Wild Goose Chase!, Matt takes the audience to a world filled with dancing pants, guitar rockin’ grandmothers, mischievous spaceships, and many more whimsical images. Poetry springs hilariously to life as soon as Matt’s handmade, expressive shadow puppets hit the screen. This 45-minute program comprises a series of interactive vignettes and verses designed to illustrate several key literary ideas (rhythm, rhyme, imagery, narrative, lyric, moral, etc.) to elementary audiences. A Wild Goose Chase! is sure to excite your young people about poetry and puppetry, helping them to discover and express their own creative voices!
Study Guide – A Wild Goose Chase


by Mesner Puppet Theatre

Make no bones about it – The Dinosaur Show is sure to tickle your funny bone and stimulate your imagination. Mesner Puppet Theater reaches into the past using hand, rod, shadow and body puppets to bring this prehistoric tale to life. Join paleontologist Dr. Dino Sawyer in exploring scientific theories (as well as some improbable ones) that explain what was and what might have been in the Age of the Dinosaurs.