Paperhand Puppet Show Brings 19th Summer Season Program to Chapel Hill’s Forest Theatre

Paperhand Puppet Intervention is presenting their 19th annual summer show “In the Heart of the Fire” at the Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill. Take in this amazing performance that showcases a puppet pageant of unlikely proportions. Mask and dance, shadow puppetry, and stilt walking unite as cardboard comes to life and paper-mache’ flies to the music of the band. Paperhand’s yearly spectacle tells stories of the human heart, illuminates and incorporates myths from around the world, and inspires young and old alike.

Performances last about an hour, include an ensemble of professional musicians who create an original score of music, and involve a cast of puppeteers, which has included as many as twenty-eight performers. This summer extravaganza has become a tradition for thousands across the Triangle Area.

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