Brazilian puppetry comes to Sandglass Theater


Chico Simo brings traditional Brazilian puppetry to Sandglass Theater with Mamulengo! on Saturday Sept, 24 at 3 p,m, One Show Only! The talented Brazilian Mamulengo handpuppet performer Chico Simões will be in the U.S. this September with his masterful performances of Mamulengo, a type of puppet performance popular in North East Brazil. Perfect for adults and children alike, Mamulengo is an energetic type of puppetry, and Simões presents a performance that appeals to children while still containing social commentary that keeps adults engaged. Passed along over the centuries by itinerant performers, Mamulengo reveals the influence of the Italian Commedia Dell'Arte and African cultural aesthetics.

The form is still alive in the Brazilian countryside and in the marginalized outskirts of big cities.

Sandglass Theater is located at 17 Kimball Hill, Putney. For more information visit their web site at


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