Meet the Eulenspiegel Puppets!

You can come to us or we can come to you.

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

2016/17 Season!

Our 2016/17 Season is on the website!  Look at our schedule, pick the shows you want to see (Preferably all of them!), and order your tickets now!  Fun shows for kids and an additional series just for adults!

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Fiesta West Liberty!

In honor of the 20th West Liberty Children's Festival, Eulenspiegel is collaborating with other local groups to provide an expanded event appealing to all ages!  For early birds, the West Liberty Chamber of Commerce is hosting a sanctioned 5K run; for music lovers, LULAC and other Latino groups will follow the Children's Festival with a Mariachi band and a Puerto Rican band!  The evening before, attend the West Liberty Puppet Slam and, of course, enjoy our 20th Festival! email for more information.

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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