Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Mount Pleasant Puppetry Posada! Dec 19th!

Oh, it's been so long, DC! But never fear! Your local puppet collective is here! With the holidays fast approaching, we would never dream of leaving you without the appropriate political puppetry spin necessary to make it through!

So! Without further ado, we proudly ask you to SAVE THE DATE for...

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A Mount Pleasant Puppetry Posada!

The Puppetry Posada starts at 7PM (Promptly!)
The After-Party starts at 9:30PM

WHERE: THE POSADA: Meet at La Casa Community of Christ
(3166 Mt Pleasant Street NW)

THE AFTER-PARTY: 3168 17th St NW (behind the Bestway)

COST: $5-$10 Suggested Donation (No one turned away)

Please let us know that you're coming! Email your RSVP to:

What is a Posada?
Las Posadas are a 9-day (December 16th to 24th) Catholic celebration, that recount Mary and Joseph's search for a shelter in which to give birth. In the same spirit as caroling, folks go to a different neighbor's house on each of the 9 days, and sing to ask for shelter. The neighbors open their homes and offer food and drinks, and the 9 days often end with more festivities.

And a Puppetry Posada?
Inspired by the community spirit of this celebration, our Puppet Posada will be a more secular one-night version where, accompanied by musicians, we travel to several different Mount Pleasant homes for performances drawing from a mix of holiday and non-religious traditions. At each house participants will be treated to snacks or hot drinks and the evening will culminate in a party at the final stop!

What you'll see!
We'll have an exciting set of puppet and other shows for you, including excerpts from a legendary Mt. Pleasant-based Hannukah show, a Yiddish folk tale, a cantastoria, and more!

So come on out in your warmest layers next month and join Mount Pleasant community members to roam the neighborhood and party with us puppeteers!

We'll see you in December!

Anna, Melissa, Ximena, Lily and Janelle
of Puppet Underground

Co-Sponsored by Hear Mount Pleasant

(All shows are family friendly. Unfortunately the houses we will be visiting are not wheelchair accessible.)