Barefoot Puppets presents Trickster Tales at Court Square Theater on July 4th

Barefoot Puppets HippoFor the fourth consecutive year, Richmond’s Barefoot Puppets bring their beautiful puppets, delightful characters and imaginative storytelling back to Harrisonburg for a special July 4th performance at Court Square Theater.

Barefoot Puppets presents Trickster Tales, a 45-minute performance starring Anansi the Spider in two traditional folktales of the Beluba and Ashanti peoples. In addition to Anansi, you will meet Elephant, Hippo, Namibi the Python, Osebo the Leopard, a swarm of angry hornets and an even angrier Sky-God! Colorful scenery, original music, lots of puns and an eleven-foot stage create a wonderful backdrop for the antics of these expressive rod and hand puppets. It’s a high-energy show with fun for all ages!

Barefoot Puppets have been performing original works since 1997 when founder and director, Heidi Rugg, began building puppet shows from the basement of her home in Richmond, Virginia. From these humble beginnings, the company has grown significantly and now tours nationally to libraries, schools, and theaters while continuing to create enriching new works for children and their families.

Please visit or call (540) 433-9189 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Monday, July 4th with show times at 11am, 1pm, and 4pm
Tickets are $5.00 in advance, or at the door
Free for ages 3 and under

Court Square Theater is located at 41-F Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg.