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 – EMILIO AND THE ENCHANTED COW. After two consecutive sold-out seasons, the troupe will present their special brand of dynamic live puppetry and riveting storytelling on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. and on Sunday, March 25, 2011 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 5 p.m. performances will be presented in English.
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.
Founded in 1975, 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.
MARIONETAS DE LA ESQUINA’s latest production EMILIO AND THE ENCHANTED COW deals with childhood challenges. Luckily for Emilio, he is great at two things: drawing and using his imagination. When dealing with a new house and a new school is too much, Emilio draws a gregarious green cow that magically springs to life off the page! With the help of his adventurous new friend, Emilio dives into a wondrous fantasy world and discovers that he has the strength to overcome his fears, shyness and even the schoolyard bullies! Colorful puppets, upbeat music and lots of laughs come together in this heartfelt tale about a boy and his trusty enchanted cow.
“We’re thrilled to welcome back Marionetas de la Esquina to the Adrienne Arsht Center! Last season’s sold-out performances mesmerized South Florida families with intriguing story lines and one-of-a-kind puppets,” said M. John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. ”The troupe’s new production, Emilio and the Enchanted Cow, is sure to warm the audiences’ hearts and teach valuable childhood lessons.”