Mamulengo! Traditional Brazilian Puppet Show by Chico Simões


Chico Simões: Mamulengo Presepada

Saturday September 24 at 3 pm

Don’t miss it! 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. Mamulengo is the most traditional and popular kind of puppet theatre in Brazil. 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.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 for seniors and students.  The performance is on Saturday September 24th at 3:00 PM at Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill in Putney, Vermont.  To reserve your tickets call (802) 387-4051 or email

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