Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"River Critters" free show!

Come see our performance of "River Critters," 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Dubuque Museum of Art. The museum is at 7th and Locust, across from Washington Square in downtown Dubuque, for those of you who've never been there. (And why not? While you're there, you can check out the giant sculpture of "American Gothic.") It's also close to the Locust St. parking ramp.

River Critters” brings to life a sunny, summer day on the Mississippi, as Grandpa takes Buddy fishing for the first time. The cast of hand, rod and shadow puppets includes a playful otter, a steadfast turtle, a thieving raccoon, an observant heron and a couple of fish flies who like to party, as well as a catfish, a wood duck and an eagle. The action takes place on the river bank and even underwater.

These family friendly matinees are free and sponsored by Alliant Energy Foundation.


The deadline is Monday, Feb. 28, for our annual Children's Puppet Playwriting Contest.

If your kids are last-minute Shakespeares, scroll down to previous blog postings to find the contest guidelines and get their imaginations cranking.

Winning stories will be performed at our 3rd annual Day of Puppetry, Saturday, June 4. We're hard at work planning activities for that day -- and writing grant proposals.

We are also working on a brand-new marionette show for Easter time. We're doing "The Sleeping Beauty." You're going to love it. Now if I can only remember where I stored the spinning wheel from "Rumpelstiltskin".....

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