Category Archives: Puppetry

The Loneliest Person in the Universe

Dates: Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2018 (Fri at 7:00 p.m., Sat at 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $7
Ages: Ages 6+ (please read “Note” below)
Duration: 45 minutes approx.

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Seth Eberle presents
The Loneliest Person in the Universe
a marionette puppet show created and performed by Seth Eberle
directed by Kurt Hunter
recorded music by Blake Brauer

Seth Eberle presented Puppet Double Feature and Dream of Owls at Dreamland Arts.

The Loneliest Person in the Universe follows the historical figure Richard Carrington, the first astronomer to discover the connection between sunspots, the Northern Lights, and electromagnetic storms. In a world that is full of loneliness, how can it be tamed and how can we feel less alone in such a vast universe? What do the northern lights tell us, and why are they connected to the sun? Even in the loneliest of moments where can we find a connection with something bigger than ourselves?

Note: The content of this show is intended for older elementary kids through adults, but children ages 6+ will enjoy this performance as well. The play deals with the emotion of loneliness and how we can handle it in the face of the universe, so having some experience with this feeling will help you appreciate the show more fully. The puppets are all marionettes, or figures manipulated by strings, and after the show audience members are invited to see the puppets up close with a demonstration of how they work.

Seth Eberle is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Dream of Owls

Dates: Oct 26-28, 2018 (Fri at 7:00 p.m., Sat at 10:00 a.m. & Sun at 1:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $7
Ages: All ages (children are invited to come in costume!)
Duration: 45 minutes approx.

Seth Eberle presents
Dream of Owls
created and performed by Seth Eberle
directed by Julie Boada

Seth Eberle presented Puppet Double Feature at Dreamland Arts in May 2018

In Dream of Owls, ​Little Theo is drifting off to sleep when he is frightened by a hooting sound. His father shows him how to overcome his fear by naming it. As Theo drifts off to sleep, he learns more and more about owls, the source of the sound, from a strangely familiar dream dragon. Will it be enough to banish his nightmare away? Dream of Owls is a show focused on owls and how to overcome your fear by learning about it.

This show was developed in conjunction with professional naturalists and environmental educators from Silverwood Park and the Minnesota Zoo.

Seth Eberle is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Puppet Double Feature

Dates: May 10-12, 2018 (Thu-Sat at 6:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $7
Ages: Recommended for All ages
Duration: 60 minutes, including intermission.

Seth Eberle presents
Puppet Double Feature: Grandma Greta’s Garden AND The Ants Who Wanted to Fly
Two 30 minute puppet shows

Grandma Greta’s Garden
Directed by Laura Wilhelm
In this production, Grandma Greta has saved some of her seeds from last year in order to plant her garden. While waiting for the plants to grow, a sneaky rabbit tries to avoid detection and a bee looks for something to eat. Will Greta stop the rabbit from getting into her garden? Will the bee find a flower to make food?

The Ants Who Wanted to Fly
Directed by Anne Sawyer
Two ants want to fly very badly, so they wait for an egg to hatch, thinking it will be a bird they can hitch a ride on. They are disappointed when they find a caterpillar has hatched out of the egg, but they keep waiting and watching to figure out how to fly. Follow the ants as they discover the joy of the natural world!

Seth Eberle is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

The Stuffed Animal WINTER Show

Date: Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Run Time: 45 minutes
Age Requirement: Ages 3+
Tickets: $5 (stuffed animals get in for free)

The Stuffed Animal WINTER Show

The stuffed animals celebrate winter fun by sliding down a big snow-hill, going ice skating and hurling snowballs in stuffed animal style right on stage.

Hosted by Leslye Orr, The Stuffed Animal Show is an interactive theater experience for children ages 3+ and their stuffed animals. Kids bring their own plushy, or get one from our grab bag, and join Zip the chipmunk and his friends. Leslye Orr animates the whole gang with wacky sounds and voices while also sharing creative ideas for imaginative play. A tiny-sized tea party for all stuffed animals follows each performance.

Life on a Stick: Everyday and Sublime Stories

Date/Times: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Tickets: Pay What You Can at the Door
Ages: Recommended for Adults
Duration: 45 minutes
Note: This is an intimate show and seating is limited to 18 persons per performance.

Life on a Stick: Everyday and Sublime Stories
By Anita White

Drawing is how Anita navigates everyday moments with humor, philosophy and empathy. Her sketchbook is always open to document life’s fleeting moments. Everyday difficulties and hassles are the doorway to a humorous story. “Nothing is so scary you can’t draw it!”

These visual puppet shows are “drawn” from her everyday life. Pen and watercolor drawings are taped onto bamboo skewers or toothpicks and stuck into simple styrofoam stages.

The whimsical and philosophical puppet show she will share include:

  • A Compassionate Bank Teller
  • From Here to There and Back Again: A Winter Fantasy Getaway
  • A little sliver of Life on a Toothpick from the 60’s & 70’s
  • Fragrant Fun at The Minneapolis Impound Lot
  • Rumi Shadow Poems with Inner Meaning and Light

Following her presentation the audience will have a chance to create their own tiny “Life on a Toothpick Moments.” Materials are provided.

Deepest gratitude to Dreamland Arts for this opportunity to share old puppet shows in a new light.