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VIDEO: Celebrating the nation’s oldest continuous puppet theater, a Fairyland tradition

on September 2, 2022

Fairyland’s Storybook Puppet Theater at Lake Merritt held its 65th annual Puppet Fair Weekend at the end of August, inviting children to discover what is said to be the oldest continuously operating puppet theater in the country.

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Marionette demonstration at the 65th Puppet Festival Weekend at Storybook Theater in Oakland’s Fairyland. (Video screenshot)

Joining the Storybook puppeteers for live performances was Bob Baker’s Marionettes, the oldest children’s theater company in Los Angeles.

The celebration last Saturday and Sunday included a new Vietnamese show called “Tam and Cam,” the first offering in what Storybook anticipates will be more shows from cultures around the world.

“Tam and Cam” will be performed at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day. A complete schedule and more information about Storybook Puppet Theater is on Fairyland’s website.

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  1. Henryjones on September 9, 2022 at 5:36 am

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