Performances for adjults, families and children
from 6. till 26. Oktober 2002
at some locations in and around Leipzig

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At 6. to 26. October will take place the 11th International Festival PUPPEN SPIEL LEIPZIG

One of the highlights is FRANKENSTEIN with Neville Tranters Stuffed Puppet Theatre from Amsterdam (NL).

In 1976, NEVILLE TRANTER, the actor and puppeteer from Toowoomba in Australia, set up the Stuffed Puppet Theatre. Two years later he settled in Holland where he continued developing his performance, visually and emotionally, to its present form - a puppet show for adults. Neville Tranter is capable of evoking images the audience will not forget for a long time. His combination of down to earth humour, deadly seriousness and virtuoso puppetry has already made permanent converts of an audience who wanted nothing to do with puppets.

The Festival for the Theatre of Figures and Objects, that is arranged in Leipzig every year since 1992 by the THEATER IM GLOBUS under the stage management of Jost Braun, has set up in buisiness to a appreciated institution that is rich in tradition and is a great magnet for the interested visitors.
The festival has a excellent reputation among the participants and gets a large international resonance among the common but also the special audience.
The succes is founded in the concept of a festival with qualitative pretentious and also entertaining events for people of all ages, that presents likewise traditional theatre-technics and experimental kinds of theatre.
The PUPPEN SPIEL offers choosen highlights for the special admirers and cannoisseurs of this kind of theatre that is very insufficient respectively not often offered in a higher quality out of the festival in Leipzig.
So there are theatre-groups among the festivals evening-program wich made themselves famous at the international scene, for exemple the Stuffed Puppet Theatre from Amsterdam with the brilat performance »RE: Frankenstein«, yet celebrated during the year of Cultural-Capital of Weimar in 1999 and also at important international festivals. Also Maskotte from Buchholz in the north of Germany with »Siehste. Loriot - Szenen einer Ehe« with the virtous puppet-actor Ute Kotte, who receives the special attentiveness of the festival this year. Also in the family-programm Ute Kotte is : the performance »Sechse kommen durch die Welt« and her

Partners of the 11th festival are: Kulturamt der Stadt Leipzig, Embassy of France, Globus Galerie and Internetservice, Sparkasse Leipzig and Verein Leipziger Künstler und Kunstfreunde.

All dates of the festival you can find here on this website in september 2002.

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