Esopus Creek Puppet Suite

Patrick Wadden

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The Arm-of-the-Sea Theater's annual mask and puppet theater adventure on the Esopus Creek shores, in Saugerties.


Each year, contemporary themes are explored through the ancient traditions of mask and puppet theater.  Puppet figures, mask characters and performing objects of all sizes and description will take center stage when Arm-of-the-Sea Theater and friends present their annual Esopus Creek Festival Suite.  

The festival is a celebration of puppetry's ancient roots and its emergence as a contemporary performance art form.  It features original shows by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater and other theater artists of the region. Arm-of-the-Sea Theater is a not-for-profit organization based in Saugerties, NY, in the beautiful Hudson River Valley.


For over twenty years Arm-of-the-Sea has been developing a style of magical realism that marries the mythic and the everyday, humanity and the earth, visual arts and natural science, poetry and politics.


Their large-scale productions incorporate ancient theatrical devices for shared enchantment and visual storytelling.  With music, gesture and stunning visuals, they illuminate the links between human communities and the life-support processes of this living planet.


For specifics on this year's Puppet Suite, visit the Saugerties online calendar's August page. 


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