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San Diego Puppetry Business Trip #2: The Crane Maiden.

I recently came back from my second “business trip” in the mild California climate to perform puppet shows with my mom, Millie Patterson, at the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater in San Diego.

My last trip was in April when we performed Peter Rabbit. We totally monetized off of the Easter season, and I do feel a bit guilty for that. But, bunnies sell well in April.

This summer, I flew to California again to perform The Crane Maiden. This show is extra special because I actually co-produced this show.  My creative influences can be found in the anime references and aesthetic.

Along the way, I documented everything I did, from breaking puppets backstage during rehearsal, selfies with my parent’s cats, to the Comic Con signs I saw as I left San Diego right at the beginning of the convention madness. I saw cosplayers carrying props in the airports. I so wished to be part of the fun!

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Peter Rabbit Music Video

I am on a business trip! This is what I have been doing all week, puppet shows in San Diego with Millie Patterson, Weaver’s Tales (my mom). We are performing Peter Rabbit, adapted for the stage and built by Enid Bartniki.

Our friend, Nicole, made this awesome super-short music video trailer for Peter

Rabbit. She has more puppet show music videos, as well as other content, on her YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/newnightmare

For more puppet show scheduling and information, please visit the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater at http://www.balboaparkpuppets.com

If you are traveling to San Diego with children or just a penchant for child-friendly entertainment, the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater is a great spot to check out. They have live shows every week on Wednesday through Sunday. I will be back to perform The Crane Maiden in June 2014.

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