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All programs are free and open to the public.
Thursday — October 15, 6 PM Films: Du Royal de Luxe. The world's largest puppets dwarf their human operators like Gulliver among the Lilliputians. Towering over their sidewalk audiences, the gargantuan French marionettes of Royal de Luxe make their way through the cities of the world like benign Godzillas. Seeing is believing! Room 4101 Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh.
Saturday — October 17, 9:30-10 AM Live Puppet Performance: North Carolina Ghost Tales told through Shadow Puppets. At end of their 5-week workshop, participants perform with the puppets they created, just in time for Halloween. Pullen Arts Center, 105 Pullen Rd., Raleigh. For info, call 919-996-6126.
Sunday — October 18, 6-8 PM Traveling Show: The Rural Academy Theater. Like the wandering performers of yore, R.A.T.'s puppeteers, musicians, sculptors, and dancers pull up in a horse-drawn wagon to perform an evening of original outdoor theater. With the wagon as their stage, the live show is followed by a healthy dose of classic silent cinema, accompanied by The Rural Academy Orchestra. Sponsored by ARTS NC STATE and the Gregg Museum with support from Arts Village, in conjunction with Art It Up! Hillsborough Street. Stafford Commons, north side of Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh.
Thursday — November 12, 6 PM Artistic director Donovan Zimmerman presents an interactive performance for all ages. Up close and personal, wild and delightful characters from Paperhand's history are brought to life by an experienced puppeteer. Explore the rich traditions of puppetry and mask making, or get in on the act! Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, 2241 Dunn Ave Raleigh.