Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theater’s Ivan the Fool is a two-act puppet play based on a short story by Leo Tolstoy. The story follows a young rural fool as he tries to maintain peace in his combative household. Ivan’s easy success as a peacemaker catches the eye of Satan, who swiftly intervenes. Undeterred, Ivan’s grand design to keep peace grows from his family to his town, and finally to society itself.

Bobbindoctrin’s Ivan the Fool uses a blend of puppetry traditions and experiments, touching on traditional puppet forms including Bunraku, rod, hand, and shadow puppetry.

Date & Time

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 11 - 13, 1999, 8 pm; Thursday, March 18, 1999, 8 pm; Saturday, March 20, 1999, 8 pm and 11 pm


1117 East Freeway
I-10 at North Main
Houston, TX 77002


Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theater

Additional Information

Led by Artistic Director Joel Orr