Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Known the world over for his astonishingly innovative puppet shows, master puppeteer Basil Twist makes his Philadelphia debut with Petrushka and breathes new magic into the legendary 1911 Ballets Russes production. Delight your eyes and ears as life-size puppets fly, dance and float in midair and tell the tale of the tragic love triangle between three magical puppets whose stories emerge amidst the swirl of the Russian carnival. Russian identical twin pianists, Julia and Irina Elkina, perform a special two piano version of Stravinsky's masterpiece and nine hidden puppeteers combine Czech and Japanese puppetry traditions in a tour-de-force of puppetry technique. It's a true spectacle of wonder and fantasy perfect for adults and children alike!