The 10th annual Puppetfest Midwest will be held in Trenton on July 10th through the 15th, featuring five shows and a puppet exhibit open to the public. There also will be workshops for the puppeteers.
The first puppet show is by the "Huber Marionettes" from Tennessee on July 10th. It is for adults and children ages ten and older, with the show called "suspended animation".
Drew Allison of Grey Seal Puppets of North Carolina presents "The Nightingale" on July 11th. It is for adults and children ages five and older.
The "Kurt Hunter Marionettes" of Minnesota perform Sock Puppet Serenade on July 12th. Promoters say it has something for everyone.
The "Toybox Theatre" from North Carolina present "Billy the Liar" on July 13th. It is for adults and children ages five and older.
Jim Napolitano of Nappy's Puppets of Connecticut perform "Jack and the Beanstalk" on July 14th. It is for adults and children five and older.
All of those shows are in the evenings beginning at 7:30 at the Hoover Theatre in Trenton (located on the third flood of the Jewett Norris Library).
General admission is $5.00. Tickets may be reserved in advance, but must be pickup up at the box office at least 15 minutes before the performance. Reservations can be made online at www.puppetfestival.org, or by calling Festival Directors Peter and Debbie Lutzky-Allen at their Jamesport residence.
There will be an exhibit of puppets at the Dorris Rider Art Gallery at North Central Missouri College from July 11th through the 14th. The Grand Opening is July 11th from 11:00 until 4:30, featuring the exhibitors being available to answer questions.