MARIONETAS DE LA ESQUINA — returns to Miami with an unforgettable puppet theater adventure at the Adrienne Arsht Center

Marionetas de la Esquina photo courtesy of Artist Management

Now celebrating its Fifth Anniversary Season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly announces the return of Mexico’s legendary puppet company, MARIONETAS DE LA ESQUINA, with a new production sure to thrill and delight South Florida – THE CIRCUS.  After a sold-out engagement last season, the troupe will present their special brand of dynamic live puppetry and riveting storytelling on February 26, 2011 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. and on February 27, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House.  Both 2 p.m. performances will be presented in Spanish, and the Saturday 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. performances will be presented in English.

Tickets are $20 and are on sale for Adrienne Arsht Center members now.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on November 23, and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722 , or online at

For more than three decades, MARIONETAS DE LA ESQUINA has been entertaining children and adults with unique performance experiences, transforming the art of puppetry into a magical wonderland of adventure and surprise.  Based in Mexico, the troupe performs in both English and Spanish, and maintains a repertory of ten original productions – each one designed to expand young people’s understanding of the universe.

“When we had MARIONETAS perform at the Adrienne Arsht Center last season, children and adults alike were absolutely mesmerized by their enchanting performance and one-of-a-kind puppets,” said M. John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center.  “Now, we are delighted to bring the troupe back for this exciting new production, to be performed in English and Spanish, for the entire South Florida community to enjoy.”

Founded in 1975, MARIONETAS DE LA ESQUINA produces original puppet theater works intended to both entertain and enlighten young minds.  The legendary troupe’s repertoire has expanded all aspects of puppet theater – from set and puppet design to dramaturgy and storyline.  THE CIRCUS, one of MARIONETAS’ most exciting repertory works, takes the audience on an unforgettable journey to an old-fashioned circus, complete with a big top tent and master jugglers.  In an explosion of movement, color, and joyful noise, THE CIRCUS tells the story behind the big tent, channeling all the excitement of the circus into one fantastic display of puppet theatrics!

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