Monthly Archives: February 2014

Northwest Puppet Center presents: “The Adventures of Sinbad”

Northwest Puppet Center is proud to present:

By Oregon Shadow Theatre

Follow Sinbad as he sails off on his magical journey. This fantastic Persian tale from “The Arabian Nights” features a beautiful cast of colorful shadow puppets accompanied by live music on santoor (Persian dulcimer) and darbuka (hand drum). Don’t miss this stunning show for audiences of all ages.

Weekend performances:
March 1-16, 2014

Sat. 1pm & 3pm
Sun. 1pm & 3pm

Tickets available at the box office 30 minutes before showtime or advance tickets can be purchased anytime:

Thanks for your on-going support. Hope to see you at the puppet center.

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

tel: 206 523 2579
fax: 206 523 8078

Thistle Theatre presents: “Tiger and the Dried Persimmon”

Mountain Spirit

Mountain Spirit

Thistle Theatre, a puppet theatre for families, presents:
Tiger and the Dried Persimmon

Based on a Korean folk story, this production is perfect for families with children aged 3 and up. A Mountain Spirit sends a young tiger down the mountainside to hunt for food and to bring back what he has learned on his journey. The tiger ventures into a village and finds a house where he overhears a mother trying to coax her child to stop crying. “Hush now, if you don’t stop crying,” she pauses to think of something frightening, “the tiger outside will eat you!” The tiger is certain the child will stop crying when she hears that a fierce tiger is outside. To his amazement she keeps crying. Then the mother says, “Hush now, look…here comes a kotgam”. Suddenly the child stops crying. Misunderstanding, the tiger thinks this kotgam must be a very frightening creature if it can stop a child from crying. The tiger has no idea that the kotgam is dried persimmon, which is a kind of fruit. He frightens himself imagining how this horrible kotgam creature must look. Afraid the kotgam will find him, the tiger hides in the barn where a superstitious thief is hiding and the misunderstandings continue!

This story is performed with tabletop Bunraku, rod and shadow puppets. Alex Cantrell, Zane Exactly and Gina Wilhelm are the puppeteers in the show directed by Jean Enticknap. Funded in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Fund.

Performance Schedule
Magnuson Park Theatre
7120 62nd Ave NE, Bld 47, Seattle, WA 98115
March 1, 2 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Bellevue Youth Theatre
16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008
March 8, 9 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98117 in Ballard
March 15, 16 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Individual Tickets
Children and Seniors – $8.00
General – $10.00

Purchase tickets at or

(206) 524-3388

Short Description:
A young tiger, thinking he is the fiercest in all Korea, ventures down a mountainside in search of food and gets in trouble due to a misunderstanding.

Tiger outside window

Tiger outside window

Save the dates: “P of Eh? CANUCK FEST 2014”

The Pacific Northwest Region presents
P of Eh? CANUCK FEST 2014

Victoria, BC Canada
September, Thursday the 18th to Sunday the 21st, 2014

The Pacific Northwest Region invites the Puppeteers of America and all others that wish to join us to celebrate three days of the art of the puppet in the beautiful tourist destination of Victoria, BC, Canada.

Festival Director is renowned puppeteer Tim Gosley.

This three-day festival will consist of workshops, performances, displays, puppet projects and a Puppets for Peace Parade.

For more information and updates, please visit their Facebook page.

SIFF presents “War Horse”

SIFF is presenting the film of the stage version of War Horse, featuring the “astonishing life-size puppets of South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging hoses to thrilling life on stage.”

Showing March 24, 25 and 26, 6:30pm,

SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle, 206-464-5830.

$20/ $15 SIFF members/ $19 seniors and youth.

Buy online.

Thistle Theatre presents: Mrs. Periwinkle and Possum!

Photo of Mrs. Periwinkle and Possum!

Mrs. Periwinkle and Possum!

Thistle Theatre presents: Mrs. Periwinkle and Possum!
Saturday, February 8 at 1:00 p.m.
Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 Fourth Avenue North, Edmonds, WA 98020

Mrs. Periwinkle (Jennifer Carroll) takes the children on an adventure featuring Possum, King Froggy Wartingham III, and a Wishing Well. Soft, charming puppets and a craft activity (childen make a paper dragonfly puppet) create an unforgettable experience!

All ages! Free Admission!
Kidstock! is the free, annual family event at ECA that features musical performances, theatre, arts education workshops, and activities for kids. Bring the whole family and join us for a day of creativity and fun!

To register for Kidstock!, please visit or call the ECA box office at 425.275.9595