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Tucson Puppet Works

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Tucson Puppetworks being at All Souls Day parade, Tucson, Fall 2003.

images cia romano 2003

Tucson Puppet Works, the combined effort of union Big Head Puppets and Poppets Presents, creates huge oversized puppet dramas at alternative arts events to the joy of all. Ranging from the simply-oversized (skeletons 20 feet tall) to the grotesque (too many to mention) to the downright awe-inspiring winged creature that stole the All Souls Day parade, the TPW electrifies every event. Their performances invoke an ancient need for public playacting that seems to draw from the audience some primal response.The puppetmakers teach their craft as well. The Puppet Works is one of Tucson's cultural treasures.

-- cia romano, spring 2004