Theater

It’s a Mad Mad Puppet World!

When: Sat., Oct. 14, 9 p.m. 2017

Arcata Playhouse hosts its 5th Annual Puppet Slam on Saturday, October 14 at 9 p.m. Puppet Slams are a nationwide performance form of short puppetry acts for adult audiences. There are over 100 of these type events happening across the country just like this one. The Playhouse event is sponsored by the National Puppet Slam Network and will feature puppet mayhem from Portland and the Bay Area with live music all in a fast-paced caberet format. This year’s show use the theme of “It’s a Mad Mad Puppet World” as a take-off point for our performers to play in this wonderful form. You will see everything from hand puppets to shadow puppets to giant puppets to object puppetry along with some mask performance and live actors. Featured performers for this year include Black Cat Shadows, Dupre’s Puppets, AC/DC Puppets, and of course the Indestructible Professor Willikers with special guests Tim Giugni and friends from Portland, award-winning puppeteer Mary Nagler from Vancouver, Washington as well as Sebastopol company Independent Eye and joined by local performers Laura Munoz, Sarah McKinney and Pratik Motowani. Live music will be provided by Gregg Moore and special guests. It will definitely be a raucous night of wild antics with a wide range of puppet styles and moods from comic to dark and beautiful. The show is recommended for adult audiences with sets by Lush Newton and James Hildebrant.

Price: $10, $8 students, seniors and members

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