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Think puppetry is just for kids? That's crazy talk! Explore puppetry’s more mature side with our performances for adults and teens. Here, cute definitely doesn’t cut it. These shows are visually striking and thought provoking. Join us as we celebrate puppetry in all its many possible forms. Age recommendations vary by show. Advance purchase is highly recommended.

Adults may also enjoy our Family performances.

Upcoming 2015-16 New Directions Series
Performances for Adults

The Ghastly Dreadfuls:
Raising Spirits

By Jon Ludwig & Jason Hines
Oct 14 - 31, 2015
Ages 18 & up

They’re back! Everyone’s favorite motley band of specters returns to celebrate Halloween with a dreadfully fun ghostly jamboree!
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The Secret Garden
By Simpich Marionettes of Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 23 - 28, 2016
Recommended for ages 10 & up

David Simpich, an award-winning, one-man tour de force, brings the famous British novel to life with hand-carved marionettes.
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The Sound of Music
By Salzburg Marionette Theatre of Salzburg, Austria
March 12, 2016 - ONE DAY ONLY!
Recommended for ages 4 & up

The acclaimed Austrian marionette company’s enchanting, world-class adaptation features all your favorite songs from the classic musical.

"A mesmerizing spectacle." ~ The New York Times
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Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT)
By Various Artists
May 12 - 15, 2016
Ages 18 & up ONLY

What happens when artists of all disciplines join forces to create bold, original experiments in puppetry for adult audiences? XPT! Guaranteed to inspire, surprise, amuse, and provoke.
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Photo credits:
  • The Ghastly Dreadfuls: Raising Spirits: Clay Walker
  • The Secret Garden: Simpich Marionettes
  • The Sound of Music: Salzberg Marionette Theatre
  • XPT: Stephanie Richardson

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