Classic stories from Asia! Audiences are treated to a wide diversity of puppets and puppetry styles with beautiful staging and original music. Some stories are interactive, all have positive messages!
The Sleeping Dragon – Little mouse tries to wake the biggest dragon with inappropriate methods. Finally, with audience help, a whisper works where all else fails. Hand, and a unique lap puppet are used. China.
Momotaro, The Peach Boy – An interactive (children hold the puppets!) story of a boy who saves his village from demons, with animal helpers. Japan
Puppet Making! – Making animal puppets to use in “Momotaro, then to keep. Japan.
Tokoyo – A brave girl rescues her samurai father (from a sea monster!) in this classic Japanese fairy tale. We learned this story while touring Japan.
The Boy Who Drew Cats – A boy finds his life path, and saves his village with his art. With shadow puppets. Japan.