Meet the Eulenspiegel Puppets!

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The Eulenspiegel (OIL-N-SPEEGEL) Puppets delight audiences with a large repertoire of international folktales and historical fiction, including Sal Fink, Catfish Wrangler, The Amazing Adventures of Willy the Woolly, Stories and Cuentos, Little Red Riding Hood, and many others.

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Announcements

Uncle Rabbit's Adventures: Ready to Tour!

June 1, 2017: Monica and Eli's new bilingual show, Uncle Rabbit's Adventures (Las Aventuras de Tio Conejo) is just about ready to tour!  The show uses large, beautifully crafted hand puppets and lots of fun props to tell the story of a wealthy land-owning goat who doesnʼt want to share with his neighbors. Watch TioConejo and his wife Rosita tend to their chores, plant, harvest, and trick Señor Cabra (Mr. Goat) into sharing his agricultural wealth.  Check out the rest of our touring shows. too!

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Neighborhood Tour Schedule!

June 2, 2017: Once again, Eulenspiegel puppeteers will bring puppet shows and workshops to neighborhoods all over eastern Iowa!  This year's main feature is a delightful story about the legendary Russian witch, Baba Yaga, created and performed by Buffy Quintero.  Some locations will have Uncle Rabbit's Adventures or Mother Goose's Neighborhood. Each show will be followed with a puppet making workshop. Check the schedule for shows near to you!

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Our Shows

Peter and the Wolf

Listen to Prokofief's beloved music as you watch Peter outsmart the wolf! Eulenspiegel Puppets use beautifully crafted large tabletop puppets and rod puppets to tell this classic tale of a young boy, his grandfather, his pets, and the creatures that live in the meadow and the forest.

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Age group: 4-94
Curriculum Connections:
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Social Studies
  • Folk Literature

Peter and the Wolf

Freedom Star; Gertie's Journey on the Underground Railroad

Freedom Star: Gertie's Journey on the Underground Railroad uses near lifesize handheld puppets, rod puppets, shadow puppets, and hand-dyed scenery to tell a dramatic and moving story, based on local history, of a young girl who escapes from a farm in Missouri and makes her way through Iowa on her way to freedom.

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Age group: 8-adult
Curriculum Connections:
  • History
  • Iowa History
  • Music
  • Art Drama
  • Character Counts

Freedom Star; Gertie's Journey on the Underground Railroad

The Amazing Adventures of Willy the Woolly

Eulenspiegel Puppets performs a delightful tale of the lovable mammoths who roamed the Iowa prairies 10,000 years ago! Follow Willy the young woolly mammoth and his friend Bonny the Bunny as they overcome the dangers of sinkholes and saber tooth tigers.  Learn about the Ice Age and the power of friendship.

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Age group: 4-94
Curriculum Connections:
  •  Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Drama, music
  • Character Counts
  • STUDY GUIDE PROVIDED

The Amazing Adventures of Willy the Woolly

Sal Fink, Catfish Wrangler

Eulenspiegel celebrates our rivers and prairies with tall tales starring Iowa folk heroine, Sal Fink, legendary daughter of Mike Fink, the mighty keel boatman. Sal tames a bear, wrestles a vicious snake, vanquishes a tornado, and plays with her pet pig, Suey. The production features live music, written and performed by Iowa musician Ron Hillis.

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Age group: 4-94
Curriculum Connections:
  • Tall tales
  • American Folklore
  • Science (river lore)
  • American history
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama.

Sal Fink, Catfish Wrangler

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Eulenspiegel Puppets

Hiring information

Contact us:

(319)-627-2487
monica@puppetspuppets.com
319 N. Calhoun St.
West Liberty, IA