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Join Us for our Giant Puppet Extravaganza!

WOWSER! 1000+ people in attendance! A record breaking opening night!

Here are some of the lovely words people felt inspired to send us:

“I love how I smile for the entire length of the show every year. Thank you!”
“Went last night. Beautiful show and evening!”
“Incredible show! Bravo!”
“The kids loved it and we did too. This is a bucket list kind of thing to do – every year!”

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The Forest Theatre, 123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC: Evening shows: Aug 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 and Sept 4-7.  Matinees: Aug 23, 30 and Sept 6.  Purchase tickets at the door.

NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC: Sept 11-13. Purchase tickets on the NC Museum of Art website here.

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What if it rains? Where do I park? Is there handicap accessibility? Can I see the puppets?… We have the answers!

 


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Desire to have more room with friends and family at the show? Then attend a Friday or Sunday performance! Saturdays are our most attended shows. These are the performances that our theater is at full capacity (1000+ people!) and it’s necessary for everyone to scoot in and make room for all to enjoy the show.


Our fabulous Pre-Show Performers!

August at The Forest Theatre, Chapel Hill

Fri 28: Cameron Stenger

Sat 29: Alicia Best up Coffee Creek

Sun matinee 30: Apple Chill Cloggers

Sun 30: Luis Del Rio y amigos

September at The Forest Theatre, Chapel Hill

Fri 4: Shannon O’Connor

Sat 5: Nicholas Vandenberg

Sun matinee 6: These aren’t love songs

Sun 6: Cellisima

Mon 7 (Labor Day): Gabe and Will

September at The NC Museum of Art, Raleigh

Fri 11: MAJO LOVO

Sat 12: Grand Shell Game

Sun 13: gasoline stove

"The Painted Bird" 2014Paperhand Puppet Intervention is a puppet company based out of Saxapahaw, NC located on the beautiful Haw River.  For over fifteen years we have "The Painted Bird" 2014been creating original large-scale puppet extravaganzas complete with giant puppets, masks, shadow puppets, stilt dancing, painted flats, live music and so much more! These 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 allow our creativity to guide us to create extraordinary puppets that entertain, bring joy, instigate wonder, and inspire contemplation about the incredible world around us. Through our annual summer performance, Paperhand Puppet Intervention helps create a community that shares not only their picnic blankets, but also their ideas and experiences.

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“The Painted Bird” 2014. Photo by Joshua Gira.

Each year we write, create, build and perform a large summer Pageant-Play-Spectacle. These performances last about an hour, include a 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!

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!

Join us at our upcoming Summer Show!

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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!





Upcoming Events

Sat Aug 29: Paperhand's 16th Annual Giant Summer Spectacle!
Starts: 6:20 pm
Ends: 8:30 pm
Location: Forest Theatre, 123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, United States
Description: Paperhand Puppet Intervention's 16th Annual Giant Summer Spectacle!

Time: All evening performances begin at 7:00 with a pre-show act at 6:20. Matinees begin at 3:00 with a pre-show act at 2:20. We highly recommend arriving early to see the wonderful opening acts and to ensure you get the seating you desire.

Cost: A suggested donation of $15 for adults, $8 for kids 14 and under, children 3 and under get in free. At The Forest Theatre: All tickets are sold at the front of the theatre on a first come first serve basis when the box office opens around 6:00 and seating is general admission.

FAQ's: http://paperhand.org/?page_id=1093
http://www.paperhand.org

Sun Aug 30: Paperhand's 16th Annual Giant Summer Spectacle!
Starts: 2:20 pm
Ends: 4:30 pm
Location: Forest Theatre, 123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, United States
Description: Paperhand Puppet Intervention's 16th Annual Giant Summer Spectacle!

Time: All evening performances begin at 7:00 with a pre-show act at 6:20. Matinees begin at 3:00 with a pre-show act at 2:20. We highly recommend arriving early to see the wonderful opening acts and to ensure you get the seating you desire.

Cost: A suggested donation of $15 for adults, $8 for kids 14 and under, children 3 and under get in free. At The Forest Theatre: All tickets are sold at the front of the theatre on a first come first serve basis when the box office opens around 6:00 and seating is general admission.

FAQ's: http://paperhand.org/?page_id=1093
http://www.paperhand.org

Sun Aug 30: Paperhand's 16th Annual Giant Summer Spectacle!
Starts: 6:20 pm
Ends: 8:30 pm
Location: Forest Theatre, 123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, United States
Description: Paperhand Puppet Intervention's 16th Annual Giant Summer Spectacle!

Time: All evening performances begin at 7:00 with a pre-show act at 6:20. Matinees begin at 3:00 with a pre-show act at 2:20. We highly recommend arriving early to see the wonderful opening acts and to ensure you get the seating you desire.

Cost: A suggested donation of $15 for adults, $8 for kids 14 and under, children 3 and under get in free. At The Forest Theatre: All tickets are sold at the front of the theatre on a first come first serve basis when the box office opens around 6:00 and seating is general admission.

FAQ's: http://paperhand.org/?page_id=1093
http://www.paperhand.org

Fri Sept 4: Paperhand's 16th Annual Giant Summer Spectacle!
Starts: 6:20 pm
Ends: 8:30 pm
Location: Forest Theatre, 123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, United States
Description: Paperhand Puppet Intervention's 16th Annual Giant Summer Spectacle!

Time: All evening performances begin at 7:00 with a pre-show act at 6:20. Matinees begin at 3:00 with a pre-show act at 2:20. We highly recommend arriving early to see the wonderful opening acts and to ensure you get the seating you desire.

Cost: A suggested donation of $15 for adults, $8 for kids 14 and under, children 3 and under get in free. At The Forest Theatre: All tickets are sold at the front of the theatre on a first come first serve basis when the box office opens around 6:00 and seating is general admission.

FAQ's: http://paperhand.org/?page_id=1093
http://www.paperhand.org

Sat Sept 5: Paperhand's 16th Annual Giant Summer Spectacle!
Starts: 6:20 pm
Ends: 8:30 pm
Location: Forest Theatre, 123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, United States
Description: Paperhand Puppet Intervention's 16th Annual Giant Summer Spectacle!

Time: All evening performances begin at 7:00 with a pre-show act at 6:20. Matinees begin at 3:00 with a pre-show act at 2:20. We highly recommend arriving early to see the wonderful opening acts and to ensure you get the seating you desire.

Cost: A suggested donation of $15 for adults, $8 for kids 14 and under, children 3 and under get in free. At The Forest Theatre: All tickets are sold at the front of the theatre on a first come first serve basis when the box office opens around 6:00 and seating is general admission.

FAQ's: http://paperhand.org/?page_id=1093
http://www.paperhand.org

 

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