Tbilisi’s Puppet Theater to celebrate World Puppetry Day with exhibition of handmade marionettes

Tbilisi’s Puppet Theater to celebrate World Puppetry Day with exhibition of handmade marionettes

Tbilisi’s State Puppet Theater will mark World Puppetry Day on March 21 by hosting an exhibition and a sale of theater puppets, a music concert and a puppet show.

Organisers of the occasion said around 30 puppeteers would present their creations to the audience of the theater's day-long program of events. A local paraorchestra, formed from artists with disabilities, will provide musical backdrop for the display.

The first display of puppets will be launched at noon, with another exhibition by Artmani Workshop coming later during the day.

In the latter display, puppets created on the theme of blue tablecloth ornaments will be painted by participants aged 6-14 before they receive the resulting exhibits as presents from the workshop.

Between the two puppet-centred highlights, the theatre will also show its appreciation to local firefighters by hosting their kids for the company’s puppet show Georgia.

The production - directed by Nikoloz Sabashvili - will be held in another show in the evening and be open for the regular public, Agenda.ge reported.

A dramatised narration of the history of the country, the 50-minute show is one of the productions in the theater's diverse repertoire.

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