Paperhand Puppet Intervention (Family Friendly) - Forest Theater - Chapel Hill

We did this event last year and lots of folks came out for some fun. So let's support a really phenomenal local independent theater company.  For those of you who might not have heard of Forest Theater, it is a lovely outdoor amphitheater in the middle of UNC campus that does live performances. So let's go and see the 14th annual summer pageant of the Paperhand Puppet Intervention (which includes Giant puppets, masks, stilts and live music): Invisible Earth

(pictures from previous performances)

"Paperhand Puppet Intervention proudly presents it's 14th annual summer spectacle:
Invisible Earth


Paperhand Puppet Intervention is a local theater company out of Saxapahaw that does truly astoundingly visual performances with all original content, scenery, score and HUGE puppets. You may have seen them at events like Festival on the Eno and local parades. The performances are also at the very impressive outdoor Forest Theater on UNC campus that looks a bit like a medieval fort.

You can go here to see pictures from some of their previous shows.

Tickets are available only at the performance. $12 adults, $8 for kids 3-12, 2 and under free. All shows start at 7:00 with a different pre-show each night at 6:20. This is a family friendly event, so children, friends, and family are welcome to attend and this event is cross posted with the Chapel Hill - Durham Hikers and Triangle Geeks Meetups.  I will be there by 6:00 and try to reserve us some rows so look for signs at the end of rows.

Bring something soft to sit on since this is an outdoor stone amphitheater (not a chair - it blocks the view). Your beehind will thank me. :D

Show Synopsis:

A paradoxical pageant of hope, impending doom and planetary possibilities.  The Monkeys of the Modern World, explore the workings of the world and ask; What is our nature? Are we creators or buffoons? Are we evolving?  The great unfolding mystery of the Invisible Earth is upon us!  Featuring the Dance of Domestication and a cast of goats, chickens, pigs and trilobites.  New this year, music created by critically acclaimed composer Ari Picker of Lost in the Trees and an all new Paperhand band.  Join us for an evening of exploration, enchantment, and ancient creatures!

The show runs approximately an hour and a half with no intermission.  Paperhand rain policy is posted on this page:

Forest Theater is located at the corner of Country Club Drive and Boundry St. in Chapel Hill on UNC campus. Here it's location on mapquest and you can get directions from your locations using it.

For parking, you can park along Country Club Blvd and Boundary Street. Here is a link to the Town of Chapel Hill Parking Information. According to their site, all parking at town meters and lots is free on Sunday (except the Morehead Planetarium parking lot).

Visit http://www.paperhand.... for more info.

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  • Julie

    It was definately a BEAUTIFUL evening to be outside tonight. I will say this was my least favorite of the shows I have seen by PPI, but all the nice folks in attendance made up for it! Thanks for coming out everyone. :D

    1 · August 25, 2013

    • Ed

      Really great pics, Julie!

      August 27, 2013

  • Kim L.

    performance was great

    August 26, 2013

  • Kim L.

    I did see the show last night and it truly was great.

    August 26, 2013

  • Dick C.

    Very ckever, entertaining, informative presentation.

    August 25, 2013

  • Ed

    Weather was PERFECT, people fun to chat beforehand. The show was well done, with exceptional music.

    August 25, 2013

  • Julie

    The weather is going to be PERFECT for tonight's performance. There are about 30 of us going (cross posted with my other meetups) so I look forward to hanging out with some nice folks and seeing a good performance. If you don't know anyone, let me know and I will make introductions. Look for meetup signs at the end of rows down the middle aisle. I will have on a pink shirt since I can't find my pink visor.

    August 25, 2013

  • Gregory M. B.

    Julie, this time we should coordinate a picnic potluck with the group. I'm planning to bring some wine and picnic food.

    August 6, 2013

    • Gregory M. B.

      The show doesn't start until 7, so why are we starting at 6? 6:30 seems early enough.

      August 25, 2013

    • Julie

      The pre-show starts at 6:20 (see details above) and the performance fills up.

      August 25, 2013

  • Kim L.

    I have seen past shows and they are awsome.

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Matthew

    This is a truly amazing show that will blow your mind. I go every year with my daughter & would go myself even without kids. Will be catching them when they perform at the NCMA in Sept. It looks like they really outdid themselves this year! Check out some preview pics that the N&O has posted:

    August 21, 2013

  • Jan

    Dan/Jan Duo

    August 2, 2013

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