Company Aiello at Black Cherry Puppet Theater | June 9, 2019

We are happy to announce that we will be performing at the Black Cherry Puppet Theater in Baltimore, MD in a couple weeks, on Sunday June 9! We can’t wait to bring Spazzolino and the rest of the company to a new city. Tickets are available here.

We will have two performances, at 2:30 and 6:30pm on June 9.

Spazzolino Cameriere e Cavaliere
Out of Italian theatrical tradition, puppeteer Angelo Aiello has created an original character named Spazzolino. He’s a rascal and prankster who can’t help but save the day, a wooden-headed hero to the people who embodies a mischievous joie di vivre. He wants only two things: a mountain of beans to eat and justice for everyone. With a good heart and a good fork, he can get himself out of (almost) any situation.

King Pepper and Other Stories
Based on a fairy tale by Italo Calvino. Princess Reginella is unimpressed with all of her potential suitors, so she decides to create her husband herself. She builds her king out of flour and sugar, with a red chili pepper for a mouth. But when an evil queen kidnaps King Pepper, Reginella needs to enact a daring rescue.

These two pieces together make a 60-minute show: the first is about 40 minutes, and the second is 20. Spazzolino is performed with wooden Italian burattini, and King Pepper with puppets made from recycled material. Both are written and performed by Angelo Aiello with live musical accompaniment by Rachel Icenogle.