Pic: Lines For Puppets, Barcelona
When PSFK was in Barcelona a short while back, we noticed a patient line of parents and their children outside a doorway in the el Born district. They had all woken up early on Saturday morning to go to a puppet-show theater on Allada Vermell. We were struck with how popular this analog entertainment was despite our hectic digital age. The web site of La Puntual says:
La Puntual opens in Barcelona as a puppet theatre coinciding with the “Fiestas de la Mercè” in September 2005.
The walls of La Puntual however, had been familiar with puppets, marionnetes and Chinese shadows since 1986 due to the fact that it had been the workshop and rehersal room of the reknowned puppet company La Fanfarra.