Our original shows are family friendly and rely on movement, surprise, subtle humor and music to deliver an inimitable message.
With support from the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Portland Parks and Recreation, Leaven Dream Puppets is offering three no-cost performances at Portland community centers. Register through Portland Parks and Recreation activities site... use the keyword Magic Fish.
Photo David Lane
The Magic Fish premiered at Portland's 2020 Fertile Ground Festival. It follows the story of a little boy who does not heed his mom's call nor to convention and meets with his own adventures, only to return home wiser. The story is informed by the Irish fairy tale Soul Cages, Punch and Judy techniques of historic puppetry and contemporary mask and mime. Leaven Dream Puppets created and produced this show with original cast, script, set and choreography.
Performance runs 30 minutes with 15 minutes to meet the puppets. Suitable for ages 3 and up.
Space is limited- Register Today
Woodstock Community Center
Saturday, February 22-1:35 pm to 2:20 pm
Portland Parks and Recreation Registration #1120494
Mt. Scott Community Center
Saturday, February 29-1:35pm-2:20pm
Portland Parks and Recreation Registration # 1120495
SW Community Center
Saturday, March 7-11:00am-11:45am.
Portland Parks and Recreation Registration #TBA
The magic fish
How did you get that fish to move like that?
— child, age 5