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Monday, January 29, 2018

SU Presents Global Puppet Exhibit Feb. 25-28

PuppetsSALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University celebrates puppetry traditions in major cultures around the world during a global puppet exhibit Sunday-Wednesday, February 25-28, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.

Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Highlighting the art form’s history in Asia, Europe and the Americas, this collection demonstrates the use of puppetry as a teaching and communication tool.

The exhibit is part of a multi-day puppetry experience at SU in late February. Activities begin with a Magic Puppet Tea Party 5 p.m. Saturday, February 24, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.

Admission to the tea party is $18.95 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at the Guerrieri Student Union Information Desk beginning Monday, January 29. Group reservations must be made in advance.

The celebration culminates with the shadow puppet production Feathers of Fire: a Persian Epic by Guggenheim Fellow Hamid Rahmanian 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. The play features an original score by Loga Ramin Torkian and Azam Ali, who performed at SU last spring.

Free tickets for the show also are available at the Information Desk beginning January 29, for SU students, faculty and staff; February 9 for the general community (limit two per person).

In conjunction with the play, SU Dining Services presents the dinner “An Evening in Persia” from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Commons. Cost is $13.50, $8.15 for children 6 and under.

Admission to the exhibit is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website at   

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