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Innovative puppeteers headed to N.C. State for weekend shows

Posted April 6, 2015

Courtesy: N.C. State

Peruvian puppeteers will bring their unique performance to N.C. State's Titmus Theatre this weekend.

Ines Pasic and Hugo Suarez are known for their dexterity and creativity to bring characters and stories to life on stage. The artist use just their knees, feet, hands, elbows and a few props, along with mime and dance.

"Each performance introduces a parade of memorable beings who, in their brief moments on the scene, play out the poetic moments of daily life," says an N.C. State press release about the performanc.e

Pasic and Suarez created Teatro Hugo & Ines in 1986 and have performed in more than 300 international festivals and theaters around the world. The two are seen on the PBS series "Between the Lions" and on national television in Japan.

The duo will perform at 8 p.m., Friday; 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday; and 4 p.m., Sunday. A free puppetry workshop is scheduled at 2:30 p.m., Sunday. The performances are recommended for ages 10 to adult.

Tickets are $26; $21 for N.C. State faculty and staff; $16 for non-N.C. State students; and $5 for N.C. State students. A coupon code is available for half off the $26 tickets for adults and kids. Use code HALFPRICE. The code works online, by phone or in person. For tickets, call 919-515-1100 (1 p.m. to 6 p.m., weekdays) or order online at go.ncsu.edu/puppets.

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