Neighborhood Night Puppet Shows at Midtown Global Market
Midtown Global Market will host six, FREE In the Heart of the Beast performances in the Midtown Central Court on Thursday nights during the weekly Neighborhood Night celebrations this fall.
Come for the show and stay for the “Make-n-Take” workshop based on that day’s puppet show theme. You’ll leave with your own puppet creation to take home.
Due to COVID-19 these performances have been postponed
We hope to reschedule these performances at a later date and look forward to connecting with you digitally in the days and weeks to come!
January 9th, 5:30 pm
Midtown Global Market will host FREE Heart of the Beast performances in the Midtown Central Court on Thursday nights during the weekly Neighborhood Night celebrations this winter and spring.
Join HOBT puppeteer ‘Laurie Witzkowski’ for a Make N Take activity for all ages. Keep your eye out for the Wandering Puppet!
January 23rd, 5:30 pm
Way of the Monarch
by Laurie Witzkowski
The Way of the Monarch follows the spectacular metamorphosis and migration of the monarch butterfly. This beloved creature transforms from egg to larva to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly to international traveler.
February 13th, 5:30 pm
On the Day You Were Born
by Esther Ouray & Julie Boada
Based on the award winning children’s book by Debra Frasier, the story explores the scientific phenomena that unfolded on the day “you” entered the world. This toy theater production combines puppetry, poetry and music that celebrate the natural miracle of the earth. The author’s radiant collage illustrations translate to a miniature stage as puppeteers open trick boxes releasing the wonders described in the book. Performed in English.
February 27th, 5:30 pm
Join HOBT puppeteer Anne Sawyer for a Make N Take activity for all ages. Keep your eye out for the Wandering Puppet!
March 12th, 5:30 pm
Join HOBT puppeteer Esther Ouray for a Make N Take activity for all ages. Keep your eye out for the Wandering Puppet!
March 26th, 5:30 pm
Duckie's Big Day
by Kallie Melvin and Antoine Martinneau
What could have been a normal day for Duckie becomes full of surprises when he encounters a friend in need. Who will Duckie meet? Will Duckie make it to the big swim meet on time? Join Duckie on his adventure, help solve some problems and maybe even join in some of Duckies rap Songs too!
April 9th 5:30 pm
El Zorro y El Coy
by Gustavo Boada
(English below) Este nuevo espectáculo de títeres nos hace viajar a través de los Andes peruanos, al mismo tiempo que nos presentan, las historias más populares del engañador. El CUY es un roedor de rápido pensamiento que siempre logra engañar al ZORRO hambriento. Ambos personajes encarnan los arquetipos de la supervivencia en los escarpados montañaa y los desolados valles andinos. Sus historias son infinitas, aquí el titiritero muestra las tres más conocidas. Se realiza con títeres de mano y pequeñas marionetas. El Zorro y El Cuy es en Español.
Travel through the Peruvian Andes as the puppeteers introduce the most popular trickster stories: The Fox and The Guinea Pig. The Guinea Pig is quick thinking rodent who always manages to trick the hungry fox. Both characters embody the archetypes of the survival in the rugged cliff and desolate Andean valleys. Their stories are endless, here the puppeteer shows the three most well known. Performed with hand puppets and small marionettes. El Zorro y El Cuy is performed in Spanish.
In the Heart of the Beast uses water, flour, newspaper, paint, and unlimited imagination to tell stories that explore the struggles and celebrations of human existence. Drawing inspiration from the world's traditions of puppet and mask theatre and its lively roots in transformative ritual and street theatre, HOBT creates vital, poetic theater for all ages and backgrounds. hobt.org
Midtown Global Market is an internationally-themed public marketplace offering groceries, great food and unique gifts. Midtown Global Market, owned by two non-profit entities: the Cultural Wellness Center and the Neighborhood Development Center, serves as a small business incubator whose mission is to provide access and opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs. Together these entities make up a dynamic community gathering place that highlights the talent, ambition and cultural assets that characterize its neighborhood, contributing to its economic and social fabric. www.midtownglobalmarket.org