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It’s Not Easy Being Green: Paperhand Embarks on Another Epic Journey in “City of Frogs” at UNC

Paperhand Puppet Intervention is a cultural treasure of the Old North State, and Tarheels should turn out in droves whenever and wherever the Paperhand puppeteers are performing their left-wing political parables. Even when the plot is extremely convoluted, as the story of “City of Frogs” is, the irrepressible puppeteers and musicians of Paperhand Puppet Intervention make each scene invigorating. Bravo!

City of Frogs

Paperhand’s 13th Summer Pageant, “City of Frogs,” Features Giant Puppets, Masks, Stilts, and Live Music

Saxapahaw, NC-based Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 13th annual summer spectacular, “City of Frogs,” will feature giant puppets, masks, shadow puppets, stilt walkers, and live music. Paperhand will perform this puppet pageant on Aug. 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26; Aug. 31-Sept. 3; and Sept. 7-9 in the Forest Theatre on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus and on Sept. 14-16 at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh.

"The Serpent’s Egg" opens Aug. 5th

“The Serpent’s Egg” Retells the Story of Eve and the Snake, Paperhand Puppet Intervention Style

“Every year, Paperhand Puppet Intervention creates a giant puppet show/pageant in the summer using masks, stilts, giant puppets, painted flats, and shadows to tell stories, make spectacles, and illuminate myths,” explains Paperhand co-founder and ‘The Serpent’s Egg’ director Donovan Zimmerman.

ISLANDS UNKNOWN: TO SEE AND IMAGINE THE HIDDEN PARTS OF THE WORLD | Aug 6 – Sep 11

“This show is just the culmination of our latest thoughts, dreams, and musings,” remarks Donovan Zimmerman. “It is inspired by the world we live in as well as the power of story in all of our lives.”