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Dumpster Duels


August 4, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The open space next to Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
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BareBones Dumpster Duels 2018

Can’t wait for Barebones Puppets’ Halloween Extravaganza? Then come join us this weekend for Dumpster Duels!

Dumpster Duels is a competition between teams of puppeteers who are given 30 hours to write a play and create puppets that are created from an assortment of found objects in their assigned garbage pile.

Volunteers scavenge the trash and donated objects, which include pieces of furniture, helmets, bicycle wheels, fabric, and random doodads. Once all the garbage is collected, it’s assembled into piles. A coin toss determines which team gets each pile, which they are then tasked to use while making theatrical magic.

Let’s get active! Puppet-making starts at 2:00pm this Saturday, August 3rd, at the open space next to Moon Palace Books located at 3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

Want to make puppets and/or perform? Simply show up and we’ll help you get started!

Want to donate objects? Bring your interesting trash starting at 2:00pm. Please: no old puppets or bio-hazardous material.

The Dumpster Duels show is at 6:00pm on Sunday, August 4th at the same space.

Food and Drink will be available for purchase from our sponsors Geek Love Cafe, offering pizza by-the-slice, whole pizzas, hearty salads, chicken wings, baked goods, beer, wine, coffee, tea and soda. Vegan and Gluten-Free options are available!

Suggested donation is $10-$20 at the door. Proceeds will go toward the BareBones Puppets Annual Halloween Extravaganza.