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Driveway Follies offers a rare opportunity to see the nearly lost art of marionette puppetry in an intimate setting. Driveway Follies is recognized for providing professionally staged family-friendly Halloween marionette performances each year in Oakland.

The repertoire celebrates and illustrates historic and cultural aspects of Halloween, some with an educational twist. Since inception, a diverse audience of over 10,000 Halloween revelers has enjoyed the performances. Driveway Follies is unique alternative to the gore and commercialism that has become a part of modern Halloween.

Driveway Follies 2019
Preview Nights: Tuesday-Wednesday, October 29 & 30, 2019 | 7 pm
Halloween Night: Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Dusk ’til late
3854 Greenwood Ave., Oakland
FREE – Continuous shows after dark (start/end times may vary)

The two nights before Halloween, Driveway Follies opens the stage for neighbors and friends for “preview nights.” The shows start at dusk until the crew calls it a night.

This show is a Halloween tradition created by the legendary, late puppeteer Larry Schmidt, who many of us miss dearly. Larry was a very talented person & prolific artist. Everyone is encouraged to come see puppets he created in action just as he intended. It promises to be a magical experience for everyone.

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