Thistle Theatre Presents The Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling.


6344 NE 74th St. Suite 103, Seattle, WA 98115 Phone (206) 524-3388
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Media contact: Jean Enticknap FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling Thistle Theatre, a puppet theatre for families, presents the “Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling”, based on a Japanese story. A Funny Woman jumps after a runaway rice dumpling that rolls into a crack in the earth. They drop into a world made of Origami (folded paper). Along the way, she meets 3 statues of Jizo (protector of travelers). Each statue warns her of danger. Unfortunately, an Oni (horned ogre) captures her and makes her cook rice for dumplings. The Funny Woman uses humor and her wits to adapt to changing situations. The show features many arts of Japan and transformations in scale. Thistle Theatre specializes in tabletop Bunraku, an ancient Japanese style of puppetry. The puppeteers, dressed head-to-toe in black to suggest invisibility, manipulate the puppets from behind. Kyleigh Archer and Eugenia Zapata-Carter have joined veteran Zane Exactly as puppeteers on team Thistle Theatre in a show directed by Jean Enticknap. The show was built in 2016 with funding from a Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant and Sustained Support from 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax.

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Individual Tickets: $11

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Published by Marianne Le

I'm a college librarian and dabble in puppetry. Nettle (my profile picture and creation) enjoys reading and singing with preschoolers as well as annoying my colleagues.

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