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ONION FEST: Puppetry Performance: The Adventures of Juan Bobo

ONION FEST: The Adventures of Juan Bobo by Open Eye Figure Theatre


Come to our 11th Annual Onion Fest, celebrating a multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. Enjoy onion-based pizzas and specialties to make your eyes water while TaikoArts Midwest Japanese drummers, Ensō Daiko offer loud, energetic performance combining music, dance, culture, and pure athleticism. Top off the evening with The Adventures of Juan Bobo,  a Driveway Tour puppetry performance by Open Eye Figure Theatre.

The world is upside down in The Adventures of Juan Bobo and he is going to do something to turn it right side up! Inspired by Puerto Rican folk stories, the show combines puppetry, music, Spanish and English in a delightful tale of riddles, silly devils, a missing pig and a village in need of a hero.

All ages are welcome & encouraged.

Suggested admission: $5–$10. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets.

About Open Eye

Open Eye Figure Theatre creates original image-driven theater, animating the inanimate on an intimate scale, and builds community by advancing adventurous, artist-driven programming.

Open Eye is nationally recognized for bringing a visual feast of evocative figure theater to the stage. The company’s whimsical yet profound work surprises and delights whether experienced in the company’s historic jewel box theater in Minneapolis or in neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities with the Driveway Tour. From experimental object works to puppet shows in backyards to community pageants to miniature spectacles, Open Eye consistently creates a unique, contagious exchange between artists and audiences.

Open Eye is led by directors Michael Sommers and Susan Haas. Sommers is recognized as one of the country’s most versatile and ingenious theatre artists. Haas is the visionary behind the Driveway Tour, Toy Theatre After Dark, It's Women's Work, and the showcase of artists on stage.

Onion Fest is DreamAcres' annual harvest festival celebrating the stories of a multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. Come on down to the farm to enjoy multi-layered cuisine and multi-layered entertainment.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.