West Liberty – Eastern Iowa’s own Puppet Theatre will present The Snow Queen Sunday and Monday. Eulenspiegel’s adaptation of this beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale uses delightfully crafted miniature Bohemian marionettes that interact on the pages of two extra-large pop-up storybooks.
The story follows Gerda as she travels to the ends of the earth to save her best friend, Kai, from the Snow Queen. Along her way she meets a host of eccentric characters from a naughty little robber girl to a magical flower lady to a talking crow. The cast also includes a flamboyant storyteller who relates to the audience as well as the puppets. A feast for the eyes and the heart!
2 pm and 4 pm Sunday, October 20
10 am and 12:30 am Monday, October 21
All performances are at the Owl Glass Puppetry Center, 319 N. Calhoun Street in West Liberty. Tickets are $5.
(Photo by Lynne Jennings at Puppetfest Midwest.)