All Shadow Puppet performances are free and located within the DIA at Prentiss Court.
Friday at 8 PM and Saturday at 10 PM: “Mama Three Eyes”, a shadow puppet play featuring the Hindu goddess Kali, the Divine Mother, is for a general audience, from older children to adults. Some Hindus see the goddess Kali as the preeminent deity in their pantheon. She is THE creative force in the universe, but is so powerful she could also destroy it. “Mama Three Eyes” explores myths and legends surrounding the mysterious, monstrous, and motherly Hindu goddess Kali. Viewers will see her save the world from a band of mischievous demons at the dawn of time. When a flying saucer full of aliens touches down in Detroit on December 12, 2012, will she be our savior again? This program runs around 30 minutes long.
Saturday at 8 PM: “Yaga Baba”, a shadow puppet play based on the Russian fairy tale, Baba Yaga, is for a younger audience including families with children. Suzy wants to baby sit her little brother Michael all by herself but her Mom says she is too young. When her Mom unexpectedly has to go into work one Saturday, Suzy gets her wish. Everything is going fine until Michael wanders off on his own. Is Suzy brave enough to go get him from Miss Yaga’s creepy front porch? This performance runs around 20 minutes long.