Join us for this evening with the Bob Baker Marionettes as they share their show, talk about Bob and his theater, demo using Marionettes and even provide the opportunity to try your hand at bringing their Marionettes to life.
The guild will be hosting the Make a Puppet and Puppet Exhibit/Information Table at Fairyland’s Day of Puppetry. Anyone wishing to volunteer can check in with SignUp Genius, http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B48A4A623A13-oakland3. If you’d rather not use Signup Genius, email Judy Roberto at, firstname.lastname@example.org. On the day, if you haven’t pre-signed to volunteer, but would like to help, just find the Guild Info Table and let them know you’d like to help. Volunteers are always welcome.
The Puppet Fair during the day is a mini puppet festival with shows starting at 10:30.
10:30 a.m. Puppet Show: The Frog Prince. Presented by Will Lewis of Dragon Fly Theatre.
11 a.m. & 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Puppet Show: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Magic, masks & puppets bring to life the music of composer Paul Dukas. Harold, the sorcerer’s apprentice, tries his hand at casting spells, but things go horribly wrong. Flooding, multiplying brooms – this show has it all. Puppets, scenery and script by Randal Metz.
12 p.m. Puppet Show: The King’s Problem. Based on India Tales of the Panchatantra. Presented by The Puppet Company.
12 p.m. – 2 p.m The Marilynn O’Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families.
12:30 & 3:30 Children’s Theatre presents: Rapunzel. Rapunzel wants to see the world, but between a bad hair day, a silly prince and some intense helicopter parenting, who can get away? A fresh and irreverent retelling of the classic fairytale. Written by Corinna Rezzelle.
1 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Animal of the Day! Come up close and learn about one of our animal friends. At the Humpty Dumpty wall.
1:30 p.m. Since 1963, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater has been part of imagination and fantasy that thrives in Los Angeles, with over 200 performances a year, utilizing over 2,000 handcrafted puppets. Join Alex Evans as he presents his one-man variety show with marionettes from Bob Baker.
2:30 p.m. Puppet Show: A Modern Little Red Riding Hood. A twist on this classic fairy tale. Presented by the 4-H Puppeteers.
3:30 p.m. Puppet Show: Perez & Mondinga. A Mexican festa tale of a cockroach who marries a mouse. Presented by The Puppet Lady, Rhonda Kay.
4:30-5:00ish Cleanup & Setup. Help put away puppets, supplies, etc. Cleanup and setup for meeting & potluck.
5:00 (or 4:45, if cleanup/setup is quick) Guild Meeting
5:30 Potluck Supper
6:00ish Bob Baker Marionettes
Admission to Fairyland is free to Guild members. At admissions, say that you’re with the Puppet Guild and have come to help. However, if you are bringing friends that are not members of the Guild and are not helping, they must pay admission (unless they want to join that day).
Guild Meeting Features the Bob Baker Marionettes
Sat., Aug 25 at Fairyland,
Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610, USA