Monthly Archives: October 2014
Thistle Theatre presents: Baba Yaga and the Bag of Gold
Baba Yaga, the infamous witch who flies around in a mortar and pestle, steals a bag of gold from Vasilisa and her younger brother, Ivan. The brave, but foolish, Ivan sets off to recover the family treasure and literally finds himself in hot water. A fascinating assortment of characters, including Baba Yaga’s cat, a rabbit and a family of mice complete the cast of characters in this Slavic tale. Black light scenes of a hut that walks on chicken legs and a dancing fence of skulls and bones are featured in the production using tabletop Bunraku-style of puppetry.
Jean Enticknap who created and directs the production, wrote the story in the style of the wonder tale genre in which a character is given some form of magic to help them with their quest. Puppeteers Ben Burris, Zane Exactly and Gina Wilhelm bring the story to life. A musical score, created by Michael Flint, accompanies the story. The production is funded in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Fund.
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 who dress entirely in black to symbolize their invisibility operate the puppets.
Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:
Magnuson Park Theatre
7110 62nd Ave NE Bld 47, Seattle, WA 98115
October 25, 26 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th St, Seattle, WA 98117
November 1, 2 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)
All individual tickets are $10 or purchase a 2014-2015 Season Ticket for $30 and see Baba Yaga plus three more shows including Gingerbread Boy, Momotaro (Peach Boy), and Little Red Riding Hood.
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Baba Yaga, the infamous witch who flies around in a mortar and pestle, steals a bag of gold from a family. The foolish Ivan sneaks off to recover the gold and is captured by Baba Yaga. His older sister, Vasilisa, goes to his rescue aided by animal friends and a little magic!
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Individual tickets are also available and the season line-up is as follows:
The Green Bird
By Oregon Shadow Theatre
Playing Nov. 1- 23, 2014
Little Red Riding Bug
By Parasol Puppets
Playing Dec. 6-21, 2014
The Dinosaur Show
By Paul Mesner Puppets
Playing Jan. 31-Feb. 15, 2015
By Grey Seal Puppets
Playing March 21-29, 2015
What The Moon Saw
Playing May 2-17, 2015
Showtimes: Saturdays 1pm & 3pm, Sundays 1pm & 3pm
Thanks and hope to see you at the shows.
Carter Family Marionettes
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 – 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115
tel: 206 523 2579