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Puppets: The Next Big Thing In Theater?

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Puppetmaker Don Becker builds marionettes in his Bethesda studio.
Emily Berman
Puppetmaker Don Becker builds marionettes in his Bethesda studio.

Puppetry is showing up at theaters all over the Washington region, and it's not the sort you'd find at a kid's birthday party. Emily Berman meets artists involved in Strathmore's summer-long puppet festival, as well as puppeteers performing in the Capital Fringe Festival, to uncover one of this year's theater trends — puppetry for adults. If you're looking to see some puppets, check out the list below:

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