In grand circus tradition, the "Greatest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe.  Many of the acts were built more than 50 years ago by Christopher Piper's parents for "Len Piper’s International Marionette Circus."

Presented by the Puppet Co.

Show Type
Children's Theater
Running Time
35 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$7 - $12

Discount Tickets Available Groups and Active Military call 301-634-5380

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Box Office Phone: 301-634-5380

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 06/28/2019 - 08/04/2019
Sunday 11:30am1:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 11:00am--
Friday 11:00am--
Saturday 11:30am1:00pm-
Important Dates

Dark Days

  • 07/04/2019 (All day)
Performer Role
Christopher Piper Solo Performance
Kira Burri On-stage assistant
Production Personnel
Christopher Piper
Allan Stevens
Costume Designer
Pat Piper and MayFiled Piper
Set Designer
Christopher Piper and Allan Stevens
Lighting Designer
Christopher Piper
Puppets by Len Piper and Christopher Piper


the Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812
About the Venue:
The Puppet Co. Playhouse is located in the historic Glen Echo Park. It is a 200 person, free-style seating theater. The lobby contains restrooms and live-feed monitors for patrons needing a break during the show. A party room can be reserved for birthday parties. The Puppet Co. maintains a research library and puppet collection focused on puppetry from the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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