Puppetboy Loves Puppetgirl


“… gritty rawness, taking the audience to a place where anguish and despair are felt in primary colors.”  – Seattle Times


Spectrum Dance Theater presents Petruchska, Donald Byrd’s re-imagining of the Igor Stravinsky/Alexandre Benois ballet about ill-fated love. With a live carnival, roving performers, and multimedia installation, this voyeuristic immersion in the puppets’ world will literally have the audience following the story as it unfolds throughout Madrona Park and into SDT’s studios and theater. This “creep show” ushers the audience into participating as viewers and witnesses in the lurid drama of life behind the puppet show.



Friday, April 13: 7:30pm and 9pm (two shows)
Saturday, April 14: 7:30pm and 9pm (two shows)
Sunday, April 15: 6:30pm

Friday, April 20: 7:30pm and 9pm (two shows)
Saturday, April 21: 7:30pm and 9pm (two shows)
Sunday, April 22: 6:30pm



Spectrum Dance Theater/Madrona Park
800 Lake Washington Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98122
Ample free parking is available.  Just one block south of #2 bus, or 5 blocks north of #27 bus.



General tickets $25
Students with ID $20 with ID
Teen Tix with Pass $5
Click here to purchase tickets online. To order by phone, please call (206) 325-4161.



DURATION: The full performance of Petruchska is approximately 60 minutes.

PHYSICAL ACCESS: For Pretruchska, audience members will be asked to follow the performance as it moves from one location to another at Madrona Park and into the building, including a short set of stairs from the park into the building and a long flight of stairs leading up to the studio theater.  Audience members who would like to attend but who have mobility issues should call to discuss special arrangements – (206) 325-4161.

CONTENT ADVISORY: Pretruchska is a story about puppets, but it is not a story for children. Parents are advised of sexual and violent content.