Pick of the Day: Handmade Puppet Dreams Festival

These aren’t your parents’ Muppets. Not exactly, anyway. Although this three-part film series that screens at the RPL Theatre on three consecutive Tuesdays starting tomorrow (June 1, 8 and 15) at 7 p.m. is curated by Heather Henson, who just happens to be the daughter of the late puppet-master Jim Henson.

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Heather Henson has devoted herself to popularizing puppetry as an art form. Here, she presents  three programs of short animated films done by artists working with hand-made puppets.

The first two programs on June 1 and 8 are restricted to audiences 18 years and older, while the final program on June 15 is family-friendly and open to all ages.

Also on tomorrow night at Conexus Arts Centre at 6:30 p.m., Saskatchewan Express is presenting the Disney, Magic & Friends Variety Show. Tix are $18.75.

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your puny human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.