coming in August …


Friday, August 4

Guest Vendor: Haugo’s Hobbies

and Celebrate Chisago Lakes Art Make & Take

Friday, August 11

Northwoods Humane Society



Friday, August 18

Guest Vendor: Alana Cuellar Pottery

Book Signing with authors Carline Bengtsson & Heidi Barr

Librarian Kirsten Vaughan returns for Story Time, 2pm

and make a Sweet Corn Bird Feeder











Friday, August 25

Julie Penshorn will sign The Barnyard Buddies Stop for Peace, a

conflict resolution story especially for kids, and, along with Kim

Rathsack, will present the tale with music and movement, 3pm

a great start …

… scenes from the season opener:

Puppet Shows are coming SOON!

SAVE the DATES: July 31st @ 3:30 pm & August 21st @ 5:00 pm 2015

puppet show "on the day you were born"

“On the Day You Were Born” – July 31st @ 3:30 pm – IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST MASK & PUPPET THEATRE

 Chisago City Farmers Market is proud to present TWO PUPPET SHOWS by In the Heart of the Beast Mask & Puppet Theatre!

"Way of the Monarch" Puppet Show

“Way of the Monarch” – August 21st @ 5 pm – IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST MASK & PUPPET THEATRE

Since 1973, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre has been using water, flour, newspaper, paint, and unlimited imagination to tell stories that explore the struggles and celebrations of human existence.

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre believes that puppetry’s power lies in the act of transformation – of bringing something inanimate to life.  This act in itself speaks to our lives, which rise and fall and rise again.

Come one, come all to experience first hand the power and joy of this ancient art!


What’s up with their name?

The theatre’s original name was Powderhorn Puppet Theatre in honor of the neighborhood in which our theatre is located, Powderhorn Park in South Minneapolis. In 1979, company member and poet Steven Linsner suggested the name “In the Heart of the Beast” as a metaphor for the theater. He wrote,

To be puppeteers in the Heart of the Beast…

…is to find ourselves in the great world Beast made of families, races, ages, sexes, classes, corporations and nations, people, (and creatures!) all different, working out a way to live together.

…is to work puppets. To hold life in our hands, to sense how we are all like puppets—worked by instincts, voices, and forces above us and below us.

…is to carry and protect something very old like a heart within us, a secret, a promise. Like carrying a flickering candle through a dark place. Like carrying a family in a horse-drawn wagon.

…is to travel the roads of history and loss, in search of something like a new heart: new communities, new families, new work, new holidays.

…is to tell the story of people who live in the heart of the beast—as courageous and resourceful as they really are.