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Published 5:31 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2013
In fact, there are only four giant puppet theaters in the United States, and Super Saturday has one of them – the Madcap Puppets – performing March 16 with the Brothers Grimm and “When You Wish Upon a Fish.”
Well, sort of. The Grimms wrote “The Fisherman and his Wife.”
Madcap Puppets have three completely different versions of that story and can’t decide which fishy fairy tale to choose for their book. Each outrageous version includes audience participation, a magical talking fish and a surprise ending; making for a wild ride.
The Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre was founded in Cincinnati in 1981, firmly rooted in the art of professional puppet theatre, children’s literature and world cultures. Their repertoire is filled with comic-absurd and original fairy tale performances, which they take to schools, community centers, art museums, and libraries. In 1992 they even toured the Ukraine with a production of “Little Red Riding Hood” performed entirely in Russian.
The giant puppets and their human friends will perform in the Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 9:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. For ticket information, go to tryonsupersaturday.com.
– Connie Clark contributed to this article