In conjunction with the current exhibit on display, German Iowa and the Global Midwest, the Old Capitol Museum is hosting a special performance of Finding Home, presented by the Eulenspiegel Puppets.
Finding Home is a trilogy of pieces, poignant, joyful, and humorous, about puppeteer Monica Leo’s parents and their immigration experiences. The first piece, “My Father’s Imaginary Friend,” uses candlelight and shadows to interpret the story of her father’s hope and survival during his incarceration in a concentration camp.
The second piece, “German Eggheads in Rural Texas,” traces the family’s life in a Lutheran parsonage in rural Texas. Monica uses her mother’s illustrations to create puppets and scenery that tell droll stories of language and cultural mix-ups and misunderstandings.
The third piece, “Mutti’s Muscles,” uses dolls and other objects to follow her mother’s rebirth as a metal sculptor and political activist in the United States after her father’s death.
This performance is free to attend and open to the public.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kathrine Moermond in advance at kathrine-moermond@uiowa or 319-335-0546.