Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams: Halloween Edition



Featuring Hobey Ford’s “Ichabod: Sketches from Sleepy Hollow”

Thursday-Saturday, October 29-31 @ 8 PM, $7 in advance/$10 at the door

For the last decade, Heather Henson, of the Jim Henson Foundation, has curated Handmade Puppet Dreams, a showcase for the fresh voices of independent puppeteers who embrace film to explore a spectrum of live-action puppetry styles. These short films allow contemporary artisans to weave together the crafts of filming and puppetry, helping them to build their vision and then breathe life into their dreams.

Now, in time for Halloween, The Magnetic Theatre proudly presents a special collection of these stunning films, Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams: Halloween Edition, featuring the Asheville premiere of celebrated local puppeteer Hobey Ford’s “Ichadbod: Sketches from Sleepy Hollow.” Local filmmakers Hobey Ford, Shane Peters, and Robert Klein will be on hand with puppets and sets from “Ichabod” to discuss their project, which was produced by Heather Henson and Ibex Puppetry.

The Halloween Edition will screen for three evenings only, October 29-31, at 8 PM, at Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District). Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door, which opens at 7:30 PM.

While these short films are not rated, some may not be appropriate for children.