Local Schedule Summer 2020

Local Schedule Summer 2020

Enjoy high quality puppet theatre in a small town atmosphere with Iowa's only professional puppet company!

SUMMER 2020

During this unusual summer, your friends at Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre have planned an entirely different type of season! We've made friends with the idea of online workshops and shows and are doing our best to approach these with the utmost creativity. We invite you to exercise your creativity by joining us!

The summer schedule includes classes and workshops for all ages, live streamed shows including a new pop-up book show, and hopefully, before summer's end, a brand new Drive-In puppet show!

Summer Neighborhood Tour 2020!

Thanks to support from HNI, ACT, Green State Credit Union, and many generous friends donating to the Teri Jean Breitbach Memorial Fund, we are once again bringing puppet shows to the area. Instead of the show we had originally planned, we are offering our new Drive-In Puppet Show to avoid the problems of distancing.

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Summer Neighborhood Tour 2020!

Shadow Puppet Class

Summer Puppet Class!
Create a story, puppets, and a stage! Sponsored by the Muscatine Art Center!

Join the Eulenspiegel puppeteers in creating a brand new shadow puppet show about the animals around us and the crazy things they’re up to while we stay in! Write the story together, make the puppets and staging, and perform and record the show over Zoom! Kids...

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Age group: school age kids and adults

Shadow Puppet Class

Summer Performance Series

This summer we present a series of shows available to viewers all over the world! Shows will be live streamed the last Sunday of June (June 28), July (July 26) and August (August 23) at 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time.

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Age group: 3-93

Summer Performance Series

In the Mirror: Three Tales From Asia

In the Mirror: Three Tales From Asia is a collection of three folk tales from different countries in Asia. The tales are tied together by two themes: the wisdom of old age and the power of clever females. The show uses a clever stage that rises and folds out of a decorated box.

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In the Mirror: Three Tales From Asia

Kate Shelley's Train Rescue

 Kate Shelley's Train Rescue tells the story of the Iowa teenager who, in 1881, saved the train from plunging to a watery death. Created and performed by Stephanie Vallez, this exciting tale unfolds in the pages of two giant pop-up books peopled with paper puppets, masks, and rod marionettes.

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Age group: 5-95

Kate Shelley's Train Rescue

Magical Fish and Mermaids!

The Fisherman and his Wife is the ancient Grimm’s Fairy Tale of the magical fish who grants wishes until the beneficiaries become too greedy and too hungry for power.

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Magical Fish and Mermaids!

Summer Class for Adults!

Have you always wanted to learn more about puppetry?

Are you exploring ways to teach online?

Eulenspiegel puppeteer Monica Leo will teach an online class for adults this summer.

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Age group: Adults and teens

Summer Class for Adults!

Drive-In Show and Puppet Parade

Make a simple parade puppet, parade it around the fairgrounds and in front of the Eulenspiegel stage, and stay to see
SHENANIGANS: ANIMALS IN CHARGE!, our drive-in puppet show with live music! Call us at 319-627-2487 for supplies if you want to make a puppet; then meet us at the Activity Center on the Muscatine County Fairgrounds at 6:30 for a puppet...

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Age group: 3-93

Drive-In Show and Puppet Parade

Field Trips!

Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre is an excellent destination for your school filed trips!

With shows that connect to the Iowa Core, include study guides, and take place in West Liberty's beautiful 1910 opera house or Owl Glass Puppetry Center's intimate environment, these events are perfect for grades K-5.

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Field Trips!

Pre-Festival Workshops

If the West Liberty Children's Festival can happen in spite of COVID 19, we will offer workshops the day before, Friday, Sept. 11.  

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Age group: 12-adult

Pre-Festival Workshops

Puppet Slam for Adults

Every year, the evening before the children's festival, Eulenspiegel and Friends present a “Puppet Slam” 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.

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Age group: teens and adults

Puppet Slam for Adults

West Liberty Children's Festival

If the progress of the pandemic allows, the Twenty Fourth Annual West Liberty Children's Festival will take place Saturday, September 12, 2020, from 10:00 A. M. to 3:00 P. M.

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Age group: 2-102

West Liberty Children's Festival
Eulenspiegel Puppets

Hiring information

Contact us:

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