Puppets narrate folk tales at Bandshell Park


Photo: Leah Hansen/Iowa State Da

Bandshell Park will provide “Puppets and Stories in the Park” at 7 p.m. every Monday in July. 

Mariah Wellman

On Monday evenings in July, puppets help bring folk tales to life at Bandshell Park in Ames. 

“Puppets and Stories in the Park” will be performed in the park, which is located at Sixth Street and Duff Avenue, at 7 p.m. every Monday in July. Performances begin July 6 with “The Lion and the Mouse” and “The Monkey and the Crocodile,” a fable and a folktale dramatized by puppets. The next week’s lineup will be announced after each performance. 

The events are organized Reid Miller Storytelling and Puppet Theater Company. Miller has performed for more than 30 years. Originally from Madison, Wis., Miller grew up as an entertainer and eventually became a professional storyteller, folk artist and performer.

“Puppets and Stories in the Park” is presented by the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau and is in partnership with Ames Parks and Recreation. Technical assistance for the event is provided by Co’Motion Dance Theater.