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The Puppet Company Celebrates the National Day of Puppetry on Saturday

By • Apr 27th, 2012 • Category: News

Puppetry in America is older than the country itself, but until the beginning of the 20th century, puppet shows were rare. Puppeteers kept their art a closely guarded secret, certainly not shared with the public. In the first half of the 20th century, some puppeteers (most notably Tony Sarg) helped to lift the veil of secrecy, sharing information about their work, which lead to the formation of the Puppeteers of America in 1937.

Today, almost three quarters of a century onward, puppets hold a place in the public’s heart that is rivaled by few other arts. They appear on stage, in movies, on television, and now, on the Internet. The National Day of Puppetry is Saturday, April 28th.

The Puppet Company is celebrating with five performances! There are events for every member of the family. Here’s the schedule:

  • 10 am: Tiny Tots @ 10 presents The Mother Goose Caboose (recommended ages 0-4)
  • 11:30 am: Pinocchio (recommended ages 5 and up)
  • 1 pm.: Pinocchio (recommended ages 5 and up)
  • 7 pm: Playhouse Puppetry Slam! (Adults only!)
  • 9 pm: Playhouse Puppetry Slam! (Adults only!)

For more information on the Puppetry Slam, visit

Glen Echo Park will also be hosting its annual Family Day Festival to celebrate the opening of the Carousel, with activities taking place from 11am – 4pm.

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