Monthly Archives: February 2013

Annual potluck on March 21

Please join us for the annual potluck at Jean’s house, March 21, 2013 at 6:30pm. Click the link to RSVP, or comment on this post. Hope to see you there!

Northwest Puppet Center presents “Puss in Boots” by Oregon Shadow Theatre

Now playing through Feb. 24th, Oregon Shadow Theatre’s “Puss in Boots”! The miller’s youngest son inherits a remarkable talking cat and together they set off for a wild adventure. For this show, the classic French fairy tale is set in New Orleans. Colorful shadow puppets are accompanied by live Cajun, Zydeco and Caribbean music.

Tickets available at the box office (opens 30 minutes before each show) or online:

Feb. 9-24, 2013

Saturdays at 1pm & 3pm
Sundays at 1pm & 3pm

Hope you have a chance to attend this fantastic performance.

Carter Family Marionettes
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 – 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115

tel: 206 523 2579
fax: 206 523 8078

Thistle Theatre presents “Magic Teakettle”


Magic Teakettle

In a Japanese temple, a teakettle is placed over the fire for the tea ceremony. Suddenly, it sprouts a tail, a head and the four legs of a Tanuki (a raccoon-like animal found in Japan). Fearing the strange creature with the body of a teakettle, the Priest returns it to the peddler woman who sold it to him.

She gives the Tanuki a home and food and grateful for her kindness, the Tanuki reveals he is Bumbuku Chagama, a teakettle of good luck. Together they start a theatre and the Magic Teakettle of Good Luck performs acrobatic tricks bringing great wealth to the peddler.
Thistle Theatre specializes in the Bunraku-style of puppetry, an ancient Japanese art form. Although the style has been modified for modern audiences and performers, the basic idea remains the same: puppeteers dressed entirely in black, to symbolize their invisibility, operate the puppets. Jean Enticknap directs puppeteers Ben Burris, Brian Stabile and Gina Wilhelm in the production with puppets designed and built in the Thistle Theatre studio by Brian Kooser.
Funded in part with Funds from 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Fund.

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:

Bellevue Youth Theatre
16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008 March 9 and 10 (2:00PM and 4:00PM)

Magnuson Park Theatre:
7110 – 62
nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA Bld 47 March 16 and 17 (1:00PM and 3:00PM)

Sunset Hill Community Club:
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98117 March 22 (7:30PM) March 23 and 24 (1:00PM and 3:00PM)

Children and Seniors – $8.00 General Admission – $10.00 or visit: for information call Thistle Theatre at (206) 524-3388

Short Description
A priest returns an old teakettle to a peddler woman after it transforms into a Tanuki (a raccoon-like animal found in Japan). He reveals he is Bumbuku Chagama, a teakettle of good luck.



Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam V: Collaboration

Join us for the first slam of 2013: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam V: Collaboration

Sunday, March 10, 2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Theatre Off Jackson Upstairs
Advance Tickets:

Puppeteers from around the country will mix and match like a doll wiggler key party. New combinations, new work and an experience unlike any other!

You will see new works from:
Kyle Loven
Honey Goodenough
Nick Hubbard
Katie McClenahan
Gavin Cummins
and more!

Hosted by special guest- Randy Knickers of Signal Light Puppet Theatre in Portland, OR.