Thistle Theatre presents: “Momotoro (Peach Boy)”

Photo of Momotaro Jumping

Momotaro Jumping

Momotaro is the most popular children’s story told in Japan. An old woman finds a huge peach floating in a river. When she and her husband try to cut it open, a baby emerges. They name the baby Momotaro and raise him as their son.  He quickly grows up to be a warrior and bands together with a dog, a monkey and a pheasant to go on a mission to defeat the Oni (demons) who have been terrorizing his village.

The story was adapted by Jean Enticknap and Sue Ennis, who also wrote the score and 3 original songs.  The traditional Momotaro song is also featured in the show. Tabletop Bunruku-style puppets made by Brian Kooser and Jean Enticknap, and origami puppets folded by Kathleen Imanishi and Jean Enticknap. Puppeteers Ben Burris, Zane Exactly and Gina Wilhelm play multiple roles in the production directed by Jean Enticknap.  Recommended for children ages 3 and up.  Funded in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax.

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information

Bellevue Youth Theatre

16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008

March 7, 8 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Sunset Hill Community Club

3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98117

March 14, 15 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Magnuson Park Theatre

7110 62nd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115

March 21 and 22 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

All tickets $10

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Contact us at (206) 524-3388 or

Posted on March 5, 2015, in Events, Puppet Shows and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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