May 13, 2008


*Saltamontes Puppet Theater *is hopping across the ocean to Middletown, Connecticut with its award-winning show, */Babui/*. See the show on *Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. at* *Oddfellows Playhouse. *Saltamontes invites children and adults of all ages to enjoy this inventive, mostly nonverbal show.

Actors, puppets, movement, and music tell this story about love, care and cooperation. The puppeteer/actors arrive a bit late carrying a big box of puppets. The box is opened, but it is practically empty except for a book, an egg and old newspaper. The puppeteers are astonished and worried. This is the wrong box, but THE SHOW MUST GO ON! Using the book as a guide, the two actors work together to create a new show on the spot. The newspaper is turned into puppets and props, and the egg becomes the focus of each puppet. What could be in that egg and how to hatch it?

Saltamontes Puppet Theater was founded in 1994 in Bogotá (Colombia). In July 1998, the Theater moved to Connecticut and worked there until mid-2004. Since August 2004, Saltamontes Puppet Theater finds its home in Cham, Bavaria, Germany. /Babui/ premiered in April 2006 and has continued to delight audiences since then. This is /Babui/'s first tour of the United States.

Oddfellows Playhouse is located at 128 Washington Street (Route 66) in Middletown. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children, but no one is turned away for financial reasons. For more information, contact Amy Weinstein at (860) 645-9532 or email