Shows range from fantastical fare like Tales of Longing and Belonging, a fusion of giant and shadow puppets, to the diabolically literary The Devil You Say. Whether it’s a showcase of legendary puppeteers at Masters of Puppetry Live! or Minimalism Times Three Plus One, an examination of the relationship between death and consumerism (with puppets), LA Puppet Fest is far more than just socks and felt.
WHERE: Lillian Theatre, 1076 Lillian WayHollywood, CA 90038
WHEN: April 4, 5, 11, 12
COST: full price $15
MORE INFO: Visit LA Puppet Fest Website
LA Puppet Fest Discount Tickets $7.50
Full event description for individual show info:
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.
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.