You’ll find it in Part II, Chapters 25 and 26, of Cervante’s masterpiece, or in its transformation as puppet opera by composer Manuel de Falla. Master Peter’s Puppet Theatre has its regional premiere in a co-production by Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Madcap Puppet Theatre (both recent Corbett Awards for the Arts winners) and Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Master Peter is part of the CCO’s first Spanish Legends series, which begins June 7.
In this little-known episode, Quixote and his faithful page Sancho Panza arrive at an inn where a puppet theatre presents The Legend of Melisandra.
This is not your kids’ puppet show, but it’s not Avenue Q either. Madcap’s Artistic Director John Lewandowski says puppet theatre has never been confined solely to children.
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