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Marionetas de la Esquina: <i>Sleeping Beauty Dreams</i>

Marionetas de la Esquina: Sleeping Beauty Dreams

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - Sunday, February 17, 2013

Events for Young Audiences

Mexico's Marionetas de la Esquina, a puppet theater company, has entertained children and adults since 1975. In its U.S. premiere, Sleeping Beauty Dreams is brought to life by celebrated puppetry in a new Kennedy Center co-commission. Age 5+

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A US premiere co-commission with the Kennedy Center and Marionetas de la Esquina
Sleeping Beauty Dreams
by Amaranta Leyva
Marionetas de la Esquina of Mexico
Marionetas de la Esquina, a puppet theater company from Mexico, has been entertaining children and adults alike since 1975. Its Sleeping Beauty Dreams, written by award-winning playwright Amaranta Leyva, reimagines the famous princess as an overprotected daughter looking for a way to break free of her castle walls in order to search for true love…and her true self. A contemporary look at this classic tale, Marionetas de la Esquina's humorous storytelling and whimsical puppetry awake this sleeping princess as never before. For age 5 and up.

Note: The 11 a.m. performance on Saturday, February 16 is a Spanish-language performance.