Do you like puppets, puppetry, and puppeteers? If so, then you’ll want to be at the 3rd Annual Puppetry Festival at the Fort Worth Central Library. There will be an assortment of puppet professionals talking about and demonstrating various aspects of the world of puppets, so you should be able to find something that appeals to the puppet master in you.
The festival is free, open to everyone, and will place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Some of the activities taking place during those hours will be the opportunity to create your own puppet, live puppet shows, and puppet demonstrations with professional puppeteers, who will also talk about the history and technique of puppetry.
Since some events will be ongoing at the same time, and time is short, you’ll want to plan your afternoon to make sure you get to do what you want. With that in mind, the festival events schedule is as follows:
- 1 to 4 p.m. Create Your Own Puppet Center (at the Discovery Theatre)
- 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Live Puppet shows, including one by the Dallas Puppet Theater (held in the Tandy Lecture Hall)
- 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Puppet demonstrations and talks
If you’re already a fan of puppets, you know you’ll want to be at the library for this event. If you’re not sure or are just curious what it’s all about, the festival is a way learn more and decide if puppets are in your future.
If you suffer from pupaphobia, which is a fear of puppets, this might be a safe—and fun?—way to overcome it, if you’re ready and willing!
Mostly, though, the Puppetry Festival is meant to be, and is pretty much guaranteed to be, fun for everyone.
Make sure you don’t miss it: April 29, 1 to 5 p.m., Fort Worth Central Library, located at 500 W. 3rd St. In case you need to call, the phone number is 817-392-7701. Will I see you there?