In a wonderful collaboration and partnership, Marionetas de la Esquina performed at Earhart Elementary/Middle School on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 10AM.
As part of the partnership between Earhart and the Consulate of Mexico, Marionetas de la Esquina is a professional puppet theater company from Mexico that is touring the United States in celebration of Cinco de Maio – the Independence Day of Mexico. Performing at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the company stayed an extra day specifically to perform at Earhart at the bequest of the Consulate. The company has been entertaining children and adults since 1975. They perform some shows in English and others in Spanish. Awards and recognitions include CONACULTA (2004), the Mexican National Prize for Children’s Theater (2006), and National Critics of Mexico (2006).