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Celebrations of Light

Celebrations of Light

Thistle Theatre continues its 2019-20 season with Celebrations of Light on December 7 and 8, 2019, at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m at the Sunset Hill Community Association. Stories of light are told with traditional and original festival songs and dances from around the world. Celebrations include Diwali, St. Lucy’s Day, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, and the original story “A Sonora New Year,” with Pepito the Cactus and Estrella the star.

Thistle Theatre is the only performing arts organization in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in Bunraku puppets, an ancient Japanese style of puppetry. The puppeteers, dressed head-to-toe in black to suggest invisibility, operate all of the character’s limbs by hand from behind. Thistle Theatre serves as a training ground for puppeteers/actors, designers, puppet builders, songwriters, and playwrights. The puppets, props, and scenery are designed and created by Thistle Theatre artists. Productions are carefully crafted to have layers of action and language to please audiences of all ages.

Thistle Theatre presents affordable, professional puppet theatre for families and schools at three locations in the Puget Sound area, including the Sunset Hill Community Association.

Click on Thistle Theatre’s website for more information about the theatre company and their upcoming performances.

The Sunset Hill Community Clubhouse is located at 3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98117.

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