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Whatcom Community College

237 W Kellogg Street

Bellingham, WA 98226

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World Puppetry Day is March 21, 2020, and Whatcom County is celebrating with a mini-festival of performances and workshops throughout March.

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The festival includes a line-up of local and regional performers in a variety of marionette, mask, string, shadow and stick puppetry media.

March 6: Festivities begin with a puppetry display during Art Walk on Friday, 5 -7 pm

March 7: Trivia Puppet Company presents Puget Sound Puppetry Festival in Seattle, noon to 8 pm. Get tickets here.

March 8: Pickford Film Center features Dark Crystal, the mystical adventure film by the Henson studio (famous for Muppets). Local marionette artists will entertain in the lobby before the show, 4 pm

March 14: The Whatcom Museum FIG features Pappenspiel performing and teaching children and families, noon.

March 15: Welcome Marionettes host an open house at their magical studio theatre in the woods of Deming (details below), 1 - 3 pm

March 20: Bellingham Storytellers' Guild features puppetry and story

March 20: Whatcom Community College ASWCC Art Club co-hosts puppetry Cabaret featuring String and Shadow, Peregrine Puppet Theatre, Vox Fabuli and more. Admission to the cabaret performance at WCC is free of charge. 7pm, Heiner Auditorium.

March 21: World Puppetry Day at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden features ventriloquist Ellie deVeer (Bellingham’s Got Talent winner), FireFly Productions, Peregrine Puppet Theatre and more, from 3-4:30 pm

March 22: Mt. Bakery Fairhaven hosts Pappenspiel at 4 pm

Some performances charge admission. Donate to support the festival for $25 and get priority seating. Individual tickets to certain performances can be purchased at the door for $10.

Download the press release here.

Whatcom World Puppetry Day is organized by a group of local volunteers in the performing arts. Volunteers are involved with organizations such as Sylvia Center, Bellingham Theatre Guild, Whatcom Community College, and more. The goal is to build awareness of the innovative and expanding art form of mask, marionette, object theatre and puppetry arts. We are growing our event and organization: if you'd like to be involved in next year's event, please sign up here.

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