Water Puppet show

These are the puppeteers. They did most of their work from behind the green bamboo mats.
These are the puppeteers. They did most of their work from behind the green bamboo mats.

I don’t generally think of water and puppets mixing well, but it’s a tradition in northern Vietnam. My new friends, Carolyn and Lee, and I went to the 50 minute program, which is about as long as I wanted when I didn’t know what they were saying. There were 6 live musicians and far more puppeteers than I could count.

Entrance to the theater.
Entrance to the theater.
There were many puppets. The program was a series of short Vetnamese folk tales, complete with narration, songs and musicians.
There were many puppets. The program was a series of short Vetnamese folk tales, complete with narration, songs and musicians.