Add puppet shows to the list of fun things we miss.
Next best thing? A streaming puppet show, and this one sounds really cool.
“The Secret Life of Bugs” is a blacklight puppetry performance perfomed to an original musical soundtrack. Hosted by Spyglass Theater and 18th and Union: an arts space, it will be streamed on Facebook Live.
Showtimes are 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 13, and noon Sunday, March 14.
Here’s how the organizers describe the show:
“The show begins with story of how Ananse, the spider hero of African folklore, brought the sun and the moon to the world. After entering the miniature world of insects, we follow the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Along the way, spiders, dung beetles and dragonflies engage in daily activities such as orb weaving, nesting, and hunting. Ananse the spider tries to collect all the wisdom and knowledge in the world for himself. When this proves impossible, he realizes that even the smallest creatures have some wisdom.”
Developed with assistance from Erin Sullivan, entomologist at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, this streaming puppet show is suited to audiences of all ages, and works well for families. It runs about 45 minutes.
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Also online this weekend: Free virtual screening of “Jabari Dreams of Freedom”