Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Théâtre Royal de Toone

A scene from The Three Musketeers.

On impasse Schuddeveld, a tiny cul-de-sac off Petite rue des Bouchers, is the Royal Marionette Theater, which can trace its origins back to Antoine Genty in 1830, when the first "Antoine" (Toone is the Brussels diminutive form of Antoine) established the dynasty of master puppeteers that continues to this day. In July, 2009, Nicolas Géal, the puppet master known as Toone VIII, will present his interpretation of Bizet’s Carmen. The building that houses the theater is also home to a puppet museum, workshop and library.
Two-hour shows begin at 8:30p (Saturdays also at 4:00p). Admission 10 Euros per person. No credit cards.

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