DRIVEWAY FOLLIES

Marionnette Magic

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Greetings fans and friends of Driveway Follies! 

 

Following our virtual Halloween celebration last year, Aunt Grandma & Jitters couldn't be more excited to announce that we are working towards a safe and spooky Halloween show for you! Performances will be outside on October 30th and Halloween night starting at dusk and ending around 10 p.m.; and as always shows are free for all bats, cats, witches, ghouls and human families. Of course our crystal ball is still tuned-in to safety recommendations and we're requiring that everyone include a CDC-approved mask in their costume.

 

In a time of computer generated entertainment, Driveway Follies offers a rare opportunity to see the nearly lost art of marionette puppetry in an intimate setting.  Driveway Follies is recognized for providing professionally staged family-friendly Halloween marionette performances each year in Oakland.  Beginning in 2007 with just three puppeteers performing a three act show, Driveway Follies has expanded to a crew of eight puppeteers performing five acts.  The repertoire celebrates and illustrates historic and cultural aspects of Halloween, some with an educational twist.  Since inception, a diverse audience of over 10,000 Halloween revelers has enjoyed the performances.

 

Driveway Follies is unique alternative to the gore and commercialism that has become a part of modern Halloween.

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