File puptcrit/puptcrit.0909, message 222


Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 10:39:21 -0700
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: [Puptcrit] pupi


Dear Robert and others,

We often bring pupi or burattini out especially for the annual  
Italian festivals in in Portland and Seattle.  Our most recent trip  
to Portland went well and it is always fun to see friends and fans  
who return every year to sit in Pioneer Square's brick amphitheater.   
On Sept. 26 and 27 at 1pm and 3pm are our next outdoor shows at  
Seattle Center.  It is free and open to the general public:

http://www.festaseattle.com/CarterFamily.htm

Once, we performed our pupi in New Orleans for their Italian festival  
put together by the Louisiana Symphony.  It was a wonderful event  
with free programs throughout town.  Quartets from the symphony were  
set-up on street corners playing Italian classical music and folk  
tunes.  Mandolin players were strolling about.  We were honored that  
they invited us to come across the country.  We found out that New  
Orleans has a large population of early Sicilian immigrants.  After  
the show, one woman came up to our Bradamante crying and telling the  
puppet that she never thought she would see her (the puppet  
character) again.  She had seen pupi decades ago in her hometown.

On a related topic.  Anyone know what is happening with the pupi in  
Stonycreek, Connecticut?  I heard the building they are in has been  
condemned.  It is a wonderful and important collection of pupi from  
the Macri family of Acireale but I have never seen it in person.   
Maybe someone in that part of the country has some news.

Best,

Dmitri Carter
dmitri-AT-nwpuppet.org

http://www.nwpuppet.org

Carter Family Marionettes
Northwest Puppet Center
9123 - 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115

tel:  206 523 2579
fax:  206 523 8078

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> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 15:42:34 -0400
> From: "Robert Rogers" <robertrogers-AT-robertrogerspuppets.com>
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Opera dei Pupi
> To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
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> I wish I could see that.  I saw somewhere that you performed at an  
> outdoor
> Italian Cultural festival.  How did that go?
>
> Robert Rogers
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