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BABA YAGA AND THE BLACK FLOWER: Presented by Vancouver Puppet Theatre

Vancouver Fringe 2018 preview at the Havana Theatre

Puppet show, you say? Yes! Our handmade marionettes are waiting to tell you the story of Baba Yaga. This ancient Russian forest entity is cosmically cranky and lives in a chicken-­legged house. There’s only one thing that can stop her and it isn’t love. 

"We loved the Vancouver Puppet Theatre! The show was colourful and engaging, kids were drawn to it like a magnet. Viktor really makes those puppets come to life!" Mission Arts Council Children's Festival

Inspired by folktales of old, adorned with a set of antique 60-­year-­old marionettes, infused with Eastern European music and performed by one-­person-­puppet-­theatre our new story has all the classic elements of the thriller for kids: the grieving King, the beautiful Princess and the cruel Villain. And then of course there is an unexpected twist... 

Produced and performed by professional puppeteer Viktor Barkar (Vancouver Puppet Theatre) and directed by Karen Petersen, our new interactive marionette show is an unique opportunity to introduce your children to the magic of the puppet theatre and to bring the whole family to the Vancouver Fringe 2018! Marionettes are build by legendary Betty Kirkham.

Since 2012, Viktor Barkar (Vancouver Puppet Theatre) has produced 6 original puppet plays and performed over 720 individual puppet shows. Viktor’s performances are a regular feature of “Day with Thomas” in Squamish, VanDusen Garden’s “Festival of Lights” and “The Dusty Flower Pot Cabaret”. Vancouver Puppet Theatre presents in schools and pre­-school centers of Greater Vancouver weekly. More at

Tickets are available at the door only. 
Warning: Loud sounds are used during the show. 
Recommended age 4+

Earlier Event: August 27
The Laugh Gallery with Graham Clark
Later Event: September 2
East Vancouver Improv League