‘Donuts’ puppets, not food

By Stacie Wieland

DeKALB | “Two Donuts/Dos Donas” is an original Guatemalan puppet play at the Corner Theater in the Stevens Building, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $5 and available only at the Corner Theater.

Pepito is a young boy quite content to sit and listen to his grandmother’s stories as they eat donuts. One night, in a dream, Pepito is taken to a far-off land taken over by Commandante Boots — a giant boot who hates flowers and everything beautiful. With the help of the Great Sea Tortuga and two Guatamalan worry dolls from New York — Ridiculo and Modesto — Pepito learns he is supposed to save the island from Boots’ evil reign.

“The whole thing is about believing the magic of imagination — letting it run free,” said Courtney Kozeluh, a junior theater studies major.

Not only did the cast overcome working with puppets of all shapes and sizes, but had to give each a distinct personality.

“We’re not puppeteers at all,” said freshman theater studies major Claire Needham, “You act off each other as actors and the puppets intuitively follow.”

About 50 people watched the first night of the hour-long show.

“It teaches good life lessons and you leave with a good feeling inside,” said sophomore theater studies major Greer Blaustein.