Monthly Archives: October 2015

Special Event at NW Puppet Center 10/23 & 10/24

Hello Friends of Northwest Puppet Center,

Please join us for a special performance:
by Bread & Puppet Theater
Oct. 23rd at 8pm
Oct. 24th at 8pm
Since the 1960’s, this troupe has been active with social and political spectacles using giant puppets and masks.  Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Bread & Puppet brings one of their most important works to the West Coast with only 2 performances in Seattle.
“Humans wage war against each other and their own mother:  Nature.  Essentially war is the ferocious stupidity that insists on the application of brutality for problem solution, whether the brutality is directed at humans or mountaintops. “FIRE” is a chapel against war, where you sit down to witness the effects of war while contemplating its opposite.”
Peter Schumann, founder of Bread & Puppet
Advance tickets available:
If cost is an issue, please contact the puppet center directly (not the ticketing service) because we don’t want that to deter anyone from being able to attend.  Please note, this performance is not intended for young children and is not part of the season subscription.
In addition to the performance, Bread & Puppet will be leading a workshop on Cantastoria which is open to participants of ALL AGES.
by Bread & Puppet
Oct. 25th at 11am
Advance tickets available:
Both the performances and the workshop will be held at Northwest Puppet Center.  Hope to see you at these special programs.
P.S.  After this special event, the season continues with “True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by A. Wolf” by Paul Mesner Puppets playing Nov. 7-22.

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

tel:  206 523 2579

Thistle Theatre 2015-2016 Season

Thistle Theatre 2015-2016 Season

Thistle Theatre opens their 2015-2016 Season with “Jack and the Beanstalk” followed by “Merry Chris Mouse”, “The Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling” and “Brother Coyote and Sister Fox”. All tickets are only $10.  Purchase a $30 season ticket pass and get one show for free.

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Jack and the Giant
“Jack and the Beanstalk” is based on an old English version of the story. Jack Spriggins trades his family’s cow for five colored beans. His long-suffering mother tosses the beans and they magically grow as tall as the sky. An amazing adventure ensues when Jack climbs to the top of the beanstalk and becomes a slave to the Cyclops Wife of the Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum Giant. A golden hen, a magic singing harp, a green fairy, and a fool add to the musical merriment.

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“Merry Chris Mouse” is an original heartwarming story of sharing at holiday time.  A brown mouse family, homeless on Christmas Eve, moves into the wall of a child’s playroom. Dismayed at the sight of their disheveled home, mouse twins Christine and Christopher scamper into the child’s room to scavenge.  While exploring, they discover a tiny white mouse in a cage…plans for a rescue ensue!

Funny woman

“The Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling” is based on a Japanese story.  A funny woman follows a rice dumpling down a hole and it bounces into another world. Following a road, she meets 3 statues of Jizo, who each warn her of danger. Unfortunately, an Oni (horned ogre) finds her and takes her captive. The funny woman uses humor and her wits to adapt to her changing situations. Funded in part with a Family Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation.
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“Brother Coyote and Sister Fox”, is a delightful and humorous adaptation of a Mexican folktale. Brother Coyote wants one thing and one thing only, to catch and eat one of Doña Conchita’s plump chickens. Quick-witted Sister Fox is always one step ahead of him, waiting to trick him with one of her clever schemes to keep all the chickens to herself! English, Spanish and yes…plenty of chickens! This show open at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta in January.

All shows funded in part by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax.

Individual Tickets: $10
Season Pass: $30 (one show free)

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For more information contact us at (206) 524-3388 or
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2015-2016 family Season Dates

Jack and the Beanstalk

BYT- Ivanhoe Theatre
Oct. 10, 11  (2:00PM & 4:00PM)
Magnuson Park:
Oct. 17, 18 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)
Sunset Hill Community Club
Oct. 24, 25 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Merry Chris Mouse
Thistle Theatre Studio at Magnuson Park
Dec 5, 6 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)
Sunset Hill Community Club
Dec. 12, 13 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)
BYT- Ivanhoe Theatre
Dec 19, 20 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

The Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling

BYT- Ivanhoe Theatre
March 12, 13 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)
Sunset Hill Community Club
Mar. 19, 20 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)
Magnuson Park Theatre
March 26, 27 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Brother Coyote and Sister Fox

Sunset Hill Community Club
May 21, 22 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)
BYT- Ivanhoe Theatre
May 28, 29 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)
Magnuson Park Theatre
June 18, 19 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)