Puppet Festival (r)Evolution 2013

Nancy & Kiera from Piccadilly Puppets attended the Puppeteers of America National Festival August 5-10 in Swarthmore, PA.

Cinderella Marionette on display in the festival's exhibit
Cinderella Marionette on display in the festival’s exhibit

We attended workshops, networked, and saw lots of fabulous puppet shows! The festival was held on the campus of Swarthmore College, but on Saturday we went into the town to entertain children & adults alike with busking, shows, and a parade which led everyone to the campus outdoor amphitheatre for a performance by Heather Henson’s Ibex Puppetry. Here are some photos of just a few of the many events! For more info:

A behind-the-scenes look at "Dick Myers' Cinderella", restored and remounted by the University of Connecticut Puppet Arts
A behind-the-scenes look at “Dick Myers’ Cinderella”, restored and remounted by the University of Connecticut Puppet Arts
Cinderella's stepsisters awaiting an entrance
Cinderella’s stepsisters awaiting an entrance

Puppet from "D-Generation: an Exaltation of Larks" by Sandglass Theater
Puppet from “D-Generation: an Exaltation of Larks” by Sandglass Theater

Nancy & Rex strolling around Swarthmore
Nancy & Rex strolling around Swarthmore

The Atlanta Puppetry Guild was well represented in the parade! Piccadilly Puppets had the large blue-headed puppet on the right.
The Atlanta Puppetry Guild was well represented in the parade! Piccadilly Puppets had the large blue-headed puppet on the right.

Atlanta Puppetry Guild giant mascot in the Puppet Parade
Atlanta Puppetry Guild giant mascot in the Puppet Parade

Free Library Shows in July!

Southside:
Hapeville Library, July 10 at 2:00 pm Once Upon a Time in China
525 King Arnold Street, Hapeville, GA 30354

Fayette Library, July 23 at 2:30 pm Once Upon a Time in China
1821 Heritage Park Way, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

Northeast:
NE Spruill Oaks Library, July 15 at 10:30 am Butterfly Ballad
9560 Spruill Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022

Doraville Library, July 31 at 10:30 am Wish Tales
3748 Central Ave., Doraville, GA 30340

Free Library Shows in April!

You have three chance to see Butterfly Ballad for free in April:

Tuesday, April 2 at 10:30, Sandy Springs Library, 395 Mt. Vernon Hwy Sandy Springs

*Saturday, April 7 at 12:30, Lilburn Library, 788 Hillcrest Rd. Lilburn

*Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30, Norcross Library, 6025 Buford Hwy., Norcross

 

*These shows are bilingual (English/Spanish)