Paperhand Puppet Intervention Presents: In the Heart of the Fire * August 24th

Paperhand Puppet Intervention Presents:

In the Heart of the Fire

Battle Park and Forest Theatre, UNC-Chapel Hill

121 S Boundary St, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514

Friday August 24that 7pm

It’s time for the latest installment of the Paperhand Puppet Intervention! Straight from their studio in Saxapahaw, the Intervention is bringing you the 19thyear of puppet pageantry! This year’s theme, In the Heart of fire, explores the paradoxical gift of fire in a wondrous spectacle.

This show will make you question, “What makes us who we are as humans? Is it our cleverness, the machines we forge and the towers we build? Or is it the stories we share and the fire in our hearts?” Included in the matrix will be “tales of fire, of giants and trolls, of trickster creators and how we came to be different from the other animals.”

The continuing theme is fire which they describe as deeply woven into the human experience. “From the earliest people finding fire in lightning struck trees, to the height of our scientific discoveries, to the passion we put into our art. The difference it made in our evolution to have light and warmth in the darkness. Fire, like story and humanity itself, is unpredictable yet, full of endless potential. Fire moves, consumes, and dances, as we do in this years’ giant puppet spectacle for all. Come celebrate and contemplate the good fire with us”!

If you haven’t seen a Paperhand production, you are in for a rare treat. These puppets are painstakingly constructed over several months by local artists and are life or larger sized. And each performance is alive with the spectacle of theater- dancing, music, circus art and more!  A real local treat for individuals or families of all ages.

Check out their website for more dates for performances:

Tickets available at the door.

Suggested donation: $15 adults, $8 kids. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Pre-show begins at 6:20 PM, main show starts at 7.

Matinees on Sept 2, 16, and 23 begin at 3 PM with a 2:20 pre-show.

Arrive early to get a good seat – picnics welcome.

Please note shows at:

7PM September 7, 8, and 9 at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh.

To get your tickets visit their website:

Pre-Show Performers:

Fri Aug 3 — D Town Deuce
Sat Aug 4 — The Band Sorelle
Sun Aug 5 — Crystal Bright
Fri Aug 10 — Charles Latham and the Borrowed Band
Sat Aug 11 — Bulltown Strutters
Sun Aug 12 — Honey Magpie
Fri Aug 17 — Lagamorph Quartet
Sat Aug 18 — Jimmy Magoo
Sun Aug 19 — Triangle Afrobeat Orchestra
Fri Aug 24 — The Bucket Brothers
Sat Aug 25 — Katharine Whalen’s Swedish Wood Patrol
Sun Aug 26 — Logan Valleroy and Gabriel Pelli
Fri Aug 31 — The Oblations

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