Bare Bones Halloween Extravaganza

Big news – Aine and I got front row at the Bare Bones show *and* we got to sit on the hay bales. Not the ground. It was our major award for being early.

The Bare Bones has been doing big puppet shows for Halloween since 1994. We haven’t been seeing them that long – but maybe 10 years. It’s done outside at Hidden Falls the two weekends before Halloween. We have been there freezing. We’re been there in T-shirts. This year was huddle together in hoodies weather.

The show was awesome. We’ve been seeing it for years. This year the show was lighter on story, higher on concept, which was really nice. It seem brings out the music and lets the puppetry seem more like art than story. That being said, each scene does have a simple theme or plot.

My favorite part was the giant skeleton. It comes crawling onto the stage and it’s so well done. It’s large movement and the bones are so bright. The skeleton later walks and dances and rides a turtle. It’s so visual. I just loved it.

Aine’s favorite part was the four live people performing as puppets. They had a repeating dance step where puppeteer becomes puppet.

Here are some snippets from the show:

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