“The Zangamash” from Paperhand’s 2016 summer show “The Beautiful Beast”
“The Wumpaflump” from Paperhand’s 2016 summer show “The Beautiful Beast”
At the Forest Theatre, Chapel Hill, NC
Aug 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28. Sept 2-4. Labor Day: Sept 5
Matinees Sun: Aug 21, 28 & Sept 4
All shows begin at 7pm with a 6:20 pre-show, except for matinees that start at 3pm with a 2:20 pre-show. *Sat shows at the Forest Theatre usually sell out! Get there EXTRA early or, if possible, choose a Fri or Sun.
Tickets are only available at the door. No pre-sale tickets. General admission.
At the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
“Enkidu” from Paperhand’s 2016 summer show “The Beautiful Beast”
GREAT BARTER! Volunteer to help at the door during “THE BEAUTIFUL BEAST” at the lovely Forest Theatre and see the show for FREE!
Simply send an email to: email@example.com
You may also read the Volunteer Inquiry form below or click HERE for all the juicy details.
We hope you’ll join us this season!
Puppet Intervention is a puppet theater company based out of Saxapahaw, NC. For over fifteen years we have been creating original large-scale puppet extravaganzas complete with giant puppets, masks, shadow puppets, stilt dancing, painted flats, live music and so much more!
Our shows tell stories of the human heart, illuminate myths from around the world, and inspire young and old alike through their unique brand of creative expression. We create extraordinary puppets that entertain, bring joy, instigate wonder, and inspire contemplation about the incredible world around us.
“The Painted Bird” 2014. Photo by Joshua Gira.
Each year we write, create, build and perform a large summer pageant-play-extravaganza. These performances last about an hour, include an ensemble of professional musicians who create an original score of music and involve a cast of puppeteers, which has included as many as twenty-eight performers. Our summer extravaganza is attended by over 16,000 people!
Through our annual summer performance, Paperhand Puppet Intervention helps create a community that shares picnic blankets, ideas, experiences and a love of wonder.
“Paperhand Puppet Intervention: A Drop in the Bucket (Forest Theatre)—One of the strongest shows in Paperhand’s 16 years of puppet pageants reminded us of what the I Ching calls the taming power of the small. Adults revisited the vivid worlds of imagination they knew as children, tiny towns raised their political voices, and a chorus of owls asked gentle, insistent questions about our future. Jennifer Curtis’ soundscape was a bonus.”
OUR FULL YEAR CALENDAR
Opening Act for Summer Show
Opening Act for Summer Show
Starts: 6:20 pm
Ends: 7:00 pm
Location: Forest Theatre, 123 S Boundary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Sat September 17, 7 pm. Sunday September 18, 3 pm.
In 2016 we will spread the puppet love and expand our summer show beyond the Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh…to the Carolina Theatre of Greensboro! For the first time will travel away from our homes and our families with a heap of puppeteers, puppets, props, and musicians and bring our summer extravaganza to another city!
Please tell your friends! We’d love to see them Greensboro this coming summer!
Photo from “A Drop in the Bucket” by bellbottombleu
Thank you, thank you, for making this world a better place by bringing so much joy, inspiration and creative thinking as we watched fabulous productions. All ages share this together, and that’s another bonus!
Robert and Janice
Marveling for ten years with you
WE ARE ACTIVE YEAR ROUND!
Throughout the year we are deeply steeped in our community and take part in public celebrations, parades, weddings, civil support (“interventions”) and general acts of vivacity! We also create learning opportunities, host workshops and spread knowledge of the great world of puppetry!
Centro’s annual Day of the Dead 5k & Street Festival
We believe we add an important component to the fabric of life and we hope you do too! Help us continue bringing incredible low cost “No one turned away because of lack of funds” performances by making a donation.
Among our long list of expenses are: monthly studio rent, utilities, paint, lumber, tools, materials for costumes, theatre rental, sound professional, lighting professional, moving trucks to safely haul the puppets, etc! etc! etc!
We rely on our own practice of frugality, creativity and a huge amount of volunteerism, so no amount is too great or too small.
THANK YOU for keeping Paperhand Puppet Intervention alive and thriving!