Marionetas de la Esquina: Sleeping Beauty Dreams
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+
- Feb. 16 - 17, 2013
- Family Theater
- 1 hour
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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.
Performances for Young Audiences is made possible by
Additional support for Performances for Young Audiences is provided in part by The Clark Charitable Foundation; Mr. James V. Kimsey; The Macy*s Foundation; The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Park Foundation, Inc.; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; an endowment from the Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation; U.S. Department of Education; Verizon Foundation; Washington Gas; and by generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.
Major support for the Kennedy Center’s educational programs is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.