Local Events 2016/2017
Enjoy high quality puppet theatre in a small town atmosphere with Iowa's only professional puppet company!
MAKE A MEMORY in 2016-2017! Bring a special friend, child or adult, to an Eulenspiegel show!
The 2016-2017 Season includes something for every age and every taste, including an expanded menu for adults: fractured folk tales (Mother Goose's Neighborhood; Puppylocks and the Three Bears); a brand new paper theater show, A Magical Winter's Night; and, for the mature generation, a Puppet Slam; A Day of the Dead celebration; Dessert Theatre For Adults, Puppet Film Shorts, and a wonderful touring production of The Canterbury Tales!
Start the season by seeing five shows from five states during the West Liberty Children's Festival. Beat the late winter blahs by participating in the popular Community Show (this year: a new production of Don Quixote)! All events take place in downtown West Liberty, a hopping little town with lots of restaurants and a lovely 1910 vintage opera house.
Thanks to generous support from Midwest One Bank, with additional support from the Teri Jean Breitbach Memorial Fund, we will, once again, bring puppet shows and workshops to neighborhoods, maybe including yours, all summer! This year's show is Buffy Quintero's original production, Bony Legs (one of the many stories about the Russian witch, Baba Yaga)! Buffy will follw each show with...
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre is an excellent destination for your school filed trips!
Leading up to this year’s children's festival, Eulenspiegel and Friends will present a “Puppet Slam” on Friday evening, Sept. 16, at 7:30 P.M. A Puppet Slam is an opportunity to perform and watch short experimental and sometimes outrageous puppet vignettes that are geared towards teenagers and adults.
Age group: teens and adults
The Twentieth Annual West Liberty Children's Festival will take place Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in downtown West Liberty on Third St, with a schedule chock full of performances, crafts, and activities! This year's festival features performances by Stone Lion Puppets from Missouri, Calliope Puppets from New Orleans, Corcoran Puppets from Wisconsin, Hunter Marionettes from...
Age group: 2-102
A brand new show especially for the younger set!
Age group: 2-92
Heather Henson introduces independent filmmakers and puppeteers who explore their craft specifically for the camera in this handpicked selection of puppet film shorts. Handmade Puppet Dreams showcases the fresh voices of independent puppeteers who embrace film as their medium and breathe life into their dreams, while exploring a spectrum of live-action puppetry styles.
Age group: 10-100
Feeling the winter blahs? Bored with winter vacation? Come to Owl Glass Puppetry Center in West Liberty and have fun! See In the Mirror; Three Tales From Asia, a set of three tales from Japan and Turkey all featuring atypical heroes. A favorite is the little old lady outsmarting two Onis (Japanese trolls) who imprison her in order to sample...
Age group: 4-94
Cece is a little girl with a vivid imagination. She loves to play in the woods with her pets, Pansy the cat and Lander the gander. This is the story of Cece’s adventures, of the creatures, real and imagined, that she confronts in the woods, of the changingseasons, and of a very special winter night. Did Cece really see a...
Age group: 4-94
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre presents its nineteenth annual Puppets and Pastries: Dessert Theatre For Adults, Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25 at 8:00 P.M. at Owl Glass Puppetry Center, 319 North Calhoun, West Liberty, Iowa. Here’s a wonderful opportunity for lovers of puppet theatre to see cutting edge puppetry directed towards adults while listening to music and savoring delectable desserts,...
Age group: High School through Asult
In honor of the International Day of Puppetry (March 21), Eulenspiegel presents a brand new production of Don Quixote!
Age group: 4-94
Join LITTLE BLUE MOON THEATRE (aka Magical Moonshine Theatre when performing for families) for a deliciously risque version of Mutiny on the Bounty! Think blue-green oceans, mermaids, fragrant breezes, native women, warm waterfalls, flowers everywhere and weather where clothing is only for decoration, and you are on your way to this lush, tropical treatment of the famous mutiny; a treatment...
Age group: Adult
WHAT IF? What if the Three Bears were really Teddy Bears? And What if Goldilocks was not a little girl at all, but a golden, mischievous little dog? That is exactly the case is this very funny retelling of the traditional fairytale. Watch this impish little dog do everything wrong in the Bear's house while the bears are off to...
Age group: 3-93
Our residencies by Mexican guest puppeteer Eli Portugal have been so popular that we've decided to make them annual events! This year, in addition to touring Stories and Cuentos and their bilingual community show, Five Suns of the Aztecs, Eli and Monica will be premiering a new show, Uncle Rabbit's Adventures. Call 319-627-2487 or email for touring information and local date details.