Meet the Eulenspiegel Puppets!

You can come to us or we can come to you.

The Eulenspiegel (OIL-N-SPEEGEL) Puppets delight audiences with a large repertoire of international folktales and historical fiction, including Sal Fink, Catfish Wrangler, The Amazing Adventures of Willy the Woolly, Stories and Cuentos, Little Red Riding Hood, and many others.

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Announcements

New Faces at Eulenspiegel!

December 5, 2018: In February, Eulenspiegel will add a new puppeteer, Meera Gessner! Meera is an outrageously talented visual artist, a whimsical creator, and an all-around fun person. She will create and perform this summer's Neighborhood Tour shows, be available for library and festival shows, and work as a Teaching Artist. Since September, Stephanie Vallez has acted as Eulenspiegel's Volunteer Coordinator. To give Cara more time for her other pursuits, Stephanie has taken over the Outreach Director duties and is branching out as an adjunct puppeteer. Never fear, Cara remains in the Eulenspiegel family as Artist-in-Residence!

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A Brand New Show!

December 5, 2018:

We have a super fun, brand new show available for touring! It's another in our series of regional history shows, this one featuring Johnny Appleseed and other apple heroes! Johnny interacts with animals, wild and domestic, Native Americans, settlers, and of course apple trees. Henderson Luelling leaves his home in Salem, Iowa in the 1850's with wagonloads of growing apple trees, crosses the Rocky Mountains with them, and resettles in Oregon to start the apple industry in the Northwest. Jesse Hiatt nurtures and battles the first Red Delicious apple. All three apple heroes have a field day battling the weather, and Ron Hillis captures it all with his whimsical music. 

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Our Shows

Appleseed!

Eulenspiegel Puppets performs a brand new story about Johnny Appleseed's true adventures and his relationships with the settlers, the Native Americans, and the animals and plants around him. The story goes on to tell about  other apple heroes, including Henderson Luelling, who traveled across the US from Iowa, across the Rocky Mountains to Oregon, with a wagon loaded with 300 growing apple...

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Age group: 5-95 (best for K-6)
Curriculum Connections:
  • History
  • Iowa History
  • Nature
  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Music
  • Theater

Appleseed!

Uncle Rabbit's Adventures

 

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Age group: 4-94
Curriculum Connections:
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Nutrition
  • Plant science
  • Character Counts
  • Bilingual education
  • World Folklore

Uncle Rabbit's Adventures

Peter and the Wolf

Listen to Prokofief's beloved music as you watch Peter outsmart the wolf! Eulenspiegel Puppets use beautifully crafted large tabletop puppets and rod puppets to tell this classic tale of a young boy, his grandfather, his pets, and the creatures that live in the meadow and the forest.

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Age group: 4-94
Curriculum Connections:
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Social Studies
  • Folk Literature

Peter and the Wolf

Freedom Star; Gertie's Journey on the Underground Railroad

Freedom Star: Gertie's Journey on the Underground Railroad uses near lifesize handheld puppets, rod puppets, shadow puppets, and hand-dyed scenery to tell a dramatic and moving story, based on local history, of a young girl who escapes from a farm in Missouri and makes her way through Iowa on her way to freedom.

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Age group: 8-adult
Curriculum Connections:
  • History
  • Iowa History
  • Music
  • Art Drama
  • Character Counts

Freedom Star; Gertie's Journey on the Underground Railroad

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Eulenspiegel Puppets

Hiring information

Contact us:

(319)-627-2487
monica@puppetspuppets.com
319 N. Calhoun St.
West Liberty, IA