Every year, as a treat for families and kids, the PETA Theater Center transforms into a one-of-a-kind playhouse. This year, together with Bunk Puppets, the theater company brings the acclaimed puppet show, Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones, to Manila! Shows will run from May 3 to 7 at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City.
Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones is an internationally-awarded shadow puppet show from Australia. It's got flying ninjas, sneaky chickens, brain surgery and an unforgettable horse race -- summing up to a lot of kid-friendly fun and mayhem.
Operated by only one man, the one-hour comedy show promises to be an imaginative treat without a dull moment. In this puppet show, the puppet master isn't behind the curtain but in front of it! The kids will be able to see the visual magic performed right before their eyes.
“We perform Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones in front of the screen, which means we can use cinematic effects like close-ups and zooms. The audience gets to witness every bit of the puppeteers' moves” says Bunk Puppets company director, Jeff Achtem.
You and the kids will see how fingers and hands turn into animated characters and household objects -- including brooms, clothes scraps, and old toys -- change into quirky creatures. It’s a great way to spark a child’s resourcefulness, creativity, and imagination. After the show, you just might find yours making her shadow puppets at home.
Completing the puppet experience, the founders of Bunk Puppets will facilitate a series of workshops for kids and adults -- "Advanced Puppetry Workshop for Adults" (May 4 and 5) and "Parent-Child Puppetry Workshop" (May 6 and 7).
Along with this, PETA is hosting a puppetry show making competition before the show dates. Through the tutorials posted at the PETA Facebook page, you and the kids can learn how to turn a spoon to a man in a suit or a pot handle to an old lady. Then, with your new found puppetry talent, create and record a puppetry skit running from 60-90 seconds.
Submitted entries (via firstname.lastname@example.org from April 17 to April 23) will be posted to the PETA Facebook page. The video with the most likes wins an overnight stay at Summit Hotel Magnolia, three tickets to Stick, Stones and Broken Bones opening show, and a free workshop pass.