Local Schedule 2017/2018
Enjoy high quality puppet theatre in a small town atmosphere with Iowa's only professional puppet company!
MAKE A MEMORY in 2017-2018! Bring a special friend, child or adult, to an Eulenspiegel show!
The 2017-2018 Season includes something for every age and every taste, including an expanded menu for adults: folk tales (Donkey Tales; The Flea and UncleRabbit's Adventures, both bilingual); some fun historical fiction, The Amazing Adventures of Willy the Woolly; and, for the mature generation, a Puppet Slam; The Appraisal, a brand new piece by Iowa's Poet Laureate, Mary Swander; Dessert Theatre For Adults, and two evenings of Puppet Film Shorts, curated by Heather Henson!
Start the season by seeing five shows from four states and Argentina during the West Liberty Children's Festival. Beat the winter blahs by attending a family show during winter break. Join your friends and neighbors by participating in the popular Community Show (this year: a bilingual show, The Flea)! All events take place in downtown West Liberty, a hopping little town with lots of restaurants and a lovely 1910 vintage opera house.
Thanks to generous support from Midwest One Bank, with additional support from the Teri Jean Breitbach Memorial Fund, we are once again bringing puppet shows and workshops to neighborhoods, maybe including yours, all summer! This year's main show is Buffy Quintero's original production, Bony Legs (one of the many stories about the Russian witch, Baba Yaga)! Some locations are enjoying Uncle Rabbit's...
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre is an excellent destination for your school filed trips!
Leading up to this year’s children's festival, Eulenspiegel and Friends will present a “Puppet Slam” on Friday evening, Sept. 15, at 7:30 P.M. A Puppet Slam is an opportunity to perform and watch short experimental and sometimes outrageous puppet vignettes that are geared towards teenagers and adults.
Age group: teens and adults
The Twenty First Annual West Liberty Children's Festival will take place Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in downtown West Liberty on Third St, with a schedule chock full of performances, crafts, and activities! Here's the stage schedule for the day:
Age group: 2-102
Heather Henson introduces independent filmmakers and puppeteers who explore their craft specifically for the camera in this handpicked selection of puppet film shorts. Handmade Puppet Dreams showcases the fresh voices of independent puppeteers who embrace film as their medium and breathe life into their dreams, while exploring a spectrum of live-action puppetry styles.
Age group: 10-100
Corcoran Puppets from Wisconsin bring their beautiful needle-felted rod marionettes to West Liberty to tell two delightful tales, That Donkey and The Bremen Town Musicians, both starring a sweet donkey! Bring your field trip groups on Monday or your family on Saturday to enjoy these stories performed in a lovely little marionette stage.
Age group: 3-93
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre presents its twentieth annual Puppets and Pastries: Dessert Theatre For Adults, Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24 at 8:00 P.M. at Owl Glass Puppetry Center, 319 North Calhoun, West Liberty, Iowa. Here’s a wonderful opportunity for lovers of puppet theatre to see cutting edge puppetry directed towards adults while listening to music and savoring delectable desserts,...
Age group: High School through Asult
In honor of the International Day of Puppetry (March 21), Eulenspiegel presents a favorite community puppet show, Immigrant Stew at the Chat 'n' Chew!
Age group: 4-94
See another of Heather Henson's collections of puppet film shorts by independent filmmakers and puppeteers who explore their craft specifically for the camera. Handmade Puppet Dreams showcases the fresh voices of independent puppeteers who embrace film as their medium and breathe life into their dreams, while exploring a spectrum of live-action puppetry styles.
Age group: 10-100
Our residencies by Mexican guest puppeteer Eli Portugal have been so popular that we've decided to make them annual events! This year, Eli and Monica will be touring Stories and Cuentos, Uncle Rabbit's Adventures and their bilingual community show, Five Suns of the Aztecs. Call 319-627-2487 or email for touring information and local date details.