Sunset Hill Community Club, 3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle WA 98117, in Ballard,March 14 and 15 at 1 and 3 p.m.
Magnuson Park Theatre, 7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, Bldg. 47, March 21 and 22 at 1 and 3 p.m.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/183572/event/829322 (Sunset Hill), or
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/183572/event/829319 (Magnuson Park), or
call 206-524-3388 or buy them at the door.
This is the most famous story in Japan. It tells the story of a young hero who, with the help of animal friends, goes to rescue the treasure that the oni (Japanese demons) have been stealing from the villagers. I play Obaasan (Momotaro’s grandmother), a brave monkey, and one of the oni.
All voices and songs are performed live by me and fellow puppeteers Ben Burris and Zane Exactly. We use a variety of puppet styles including Japanese Bunraku-style puppets to tell and sing this take on the traditional tale.
There are also several origami puppets in the show. In fact, one scene is done entirely with origami puppets.
The script and songs (aside from the folk song) were written by Jean Enticknap and Sue Ennis. Jean also directed this lively production.
This show is recommended for ages 3 and up.
Be sure not to miss this action-packed show full of laughs and battle scenes