Strumply Peter — (September 11th – September 25th)
Strumply Peter, a Toy Opera, is the latest original creation from Open Eye Figure Theatre, inspired by the cautionary poems 19th century German physician Heinrich Hoffman composed to entertain his children. Where but on the Open Eye stage can Strumply Peter whisk away children to make them sweeter? This cautionary Toy Opera is a flourish of amusements with puppetry, larger than life characters, and a miniature music hall band.
Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre — (September 25th – September 28th)
In the Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theatre (HOBT), Open Eye Figure Theatre (OEFT) and the Great Plains Region of The Puppeteers of America (POA) are partnering to offer a dynamic line-up of puppetry from around the country in Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre. This three-day festival will present the works of ten companies/artists, bringing over 55 performers to the festival.
Full Moon Puppet Show — (September 26th)
The Full Moon Puppet Show just completed its second year at Open Eye! Seen for years at Bedlam Theatre and in various South Minneapolis locations, this monthly romp is now making its final appearance at Open Eye! The Full Moon Puppet Show is the brainchild of Liz Schachterle, who continues to curate and direct.
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