(Posted October 31, 2018)

Huntingdon, Pa. – Juniata College will host Robin Frohardt’s The Pigeoning, a bunraku-style puppetry show performed by five puppeteers, on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Held in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, this ticketed event is open to the public.

Obsessed with cleanliness and order, Frank, the title character of The Pigeoning, is also plagued by pigeons. Convinced the pigeons are plotting against him, Frank sets out on an adventure to solve a problem that may not be real. 

A darkly comedic, yet heartfelt story that blends articulate puppetry, original music and lo-fi special effects, The Pigeoning has been recognized by the New York Times as a “tender, fantastical symphony of imagination.”

Robin Frohardt, the play’s creator, is an award-winning artist, puppet designer and director who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. A 2018 Guggenheim Fellow, she is known for her imagination, unique sense of humor and stunning technical craft that come together to create work that defies the conventions of traditional storytelling.

The performance of The Pigeoning is part of the Juniata Presents series. With performances throughout the year, the series aims to expand cultural education and artistic viewpoints for both campus and local community audiences. It supports and brings attention to performance as a celebrated art form.

For tickets or to learn more about Juniata Presents events, visit: www.juniatapresents.com, or call (814) 641-JTIX (5849). General admissions tickets for single performances are $20, except where otherwise noted. Single-show tickets for seniors over age 65 and children age 18 and under are $12. Juniata College students are admitted free with a student ID.


--Taylor M. Smallwood ’19-- 

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.