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In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (a.k.a.Heart of the Beast or HOTB) is a puppet company from Minneapolis, Minnesota. HOTB began in 1973 as Powderhorn Puppet Theatre, named for a neighborhood park and lake in Minneapolis, and changed their name in 1979. In 1987 they moved into the Avalon Theater, a former cinema that HOTB purchased in 1990 for the building and staging of productions. The company has weitten and performed scores of full-length puppet plays, toured the Mississippi River from end to end, and is most well-known for their annual May Day Parade that is seen by as many as 35,000 people each year. A puppeteer is a person who manipulates an inanimate object—a puppet—to create the illusion of life. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Saint Paul Minneapolis Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 12th 87,014 sq mi  225,365 km² 250 miles  400 km 400 miles  645 km 8. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ... May Day refers to any of several holidays celebrated on May 1 or in the beginning of May. ... For other uses, see Parade (disambiguation). ...

See also

Puppets found in the Bread & Puppet Museum in Glover, Vermont The Bread & Puppet Theater is a politically radical puppet theater, active since the 1960s, currently based in Glover, Vermont. ...

External links

  • Heart of the Beast website



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