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Giants in Berlin

October 13, 2009

A French theater company put on a show in Germany between October 2nd and 4th. They used dozens of puppeteers to control each giant wooden puppet. Instead of a normal stage, they roamed the entire city for a celebration of the reunification of the country.  The two characters representing the two sides of Germany will be a little girl and her uncle, a scuba driver, who will emerge from the Humboldthafen river.  Usually puppet shows are just for children, but the streets were flooded with people during this performance. The viewers were from all different walks of life, which became a reunion in itself. The wooden sculptures were beautifully crafted and became so lifelike that most of the audience members broke into tears when the two characters were reunited at last.

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