Catfish Wranger Puppet Show
Jul 12, 2018
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
|Where||Wyoming Public Library|
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Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, based in river-rich Iowa,
celebrates river culture with stories starring folk heroine Sal
Fink, legendary daughter of Mike Fink, the mighty keel
boatman. Sal navigates the Mississippi and its tributaries riding
on the back of her pet catfish, Nishnabotna. She fights off a
bear with her bare hands, teaches him how to dance, and takes
him home to help around the house. She vanquishes a vindictive
snake and plays fetch with her pet pig, Suey. While she’s still in
diapers, Sal tames a tornado and saves her dad from drowning.
This lively performance uses over twenty rod puppets,
hand puppets, and novelty puppets, including Sal on the back of
her catfish, a large bear, a tornado, and many others. The set
includes a twelve yard long, hand painted silk river as well as
cattails and coneflowers.
Funding provided by Midland Council of Churches,
pop can fundraiser and a grant from the
State Historical Society of Iowa.