The official date of the Republican Puppet Theatre’s opening is considered May 1942. Although the Theatre began working a little earlier as a creative team. G. Kryzhitsky, chief director of the Drama Theater, was at the origin of the puppet troupe.
Originally the Theater actors played short puppet plays during intermissions. Many enthusiastic actors were so much engaged with the new business so gradually they learned the art of puppetry and began to create performances for children.
For many years the Theater team didn’t have its own building. The troupe traveled to regions of the Mari El Republic performing in kindergartens, schools and rural clubs.
Today the Puppet Theater is a modern theater building where good performances for children and adults are played. The repertoire has huge amount of performances based on children's classics. The construction of a new building for the Republican Puppet Theatre began in 2010. The total area of the new Theater - 10000 sq. meters. The Theater provides space for puppet manufacture workshops.
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