Giant puppets are coming to Victory Park? That may sound incredible but this is the fourth year that the amazing DeltaFusion Puppet Pageant is being performed in Stockton.
Cathie McClellan, Associate Professor of UOP’s Theatre Arts Department, got the idea for DeltaFusion from “In The Heart Of The Beast Puppet And Mask Theatre” in Minneapolis now celebrating their 40th Mayday Parade and Festival that DeltaFusion takes after.
DeltaFusion highlights a different theme every year. In 2011, the Potato King and Tomato Queen were the stars. “Meet Me At The River” was the theme for 2012 featuring trappers and beavers. Last year, “The Strength Of Many” included some of the diversity of the area - Filipino, Sikh, and Italian and this year, “Weaving Tales With A Common Thread” tells the story of Maxine Hong Kingston’s family among others.