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Around Siouxland: Eulenspiegel Puppets at the Betty Strong Encounter Center

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - A very special puppet show is coming to Sioux City Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

On May 15, the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre will be holding a performance at the Betty Strong Encounter Center.

The performance, titled "Sal Fink, Catfish Wrangler," will be at 2 p.m. that Saturday and will be limited to the first 50 to reserve a seat.

COVID-19 protocols will be in place and masks will be required.

To register, call the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at (712) 224-5242.

The program will also live stream on Facebook and on the interpretive center's website here.

Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, based in river-rich Iowa, celebrates river culture with stories starring folk heroine Sal Fink, legendary daughter of Mike Fink, the mighty keel boatman.

Sal navigates the Mississippi and its tributaries riding on the back of her pet catfish, Nishnabotna.

This performance uses over 20 rod puppets, hand puppets, and novelty puppets. The set includes a 12-yard-long, hand-painted silk river as well as cattails and coneflowers.

This program features live music written and performed by Iowa musician Ron Hillis.

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Dean Welte

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