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A scene from 'Great Expectations' displays two of the marionettes David Simpich made for his adaptation.
Courtesy of David Simpich

Simpich presents 'Great Expectations' Feb. 5-19

       Puppeteer David Simpich's original adaptation of Charles Dickens' 1861 novel, “Great Expectations,” will run Feb. 5-19 at the Simpich Showcase Theatre, 2413 W. Colorado Ave. Performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.
       The “actors” are marionettes made by Simpich, who himself will portray Dickens.
       After the local engagement, the play is scheduled for a limited tour in Atlanta and the Midwest.
       For tickets or additional information, call 465-2492 or go to Simpich.com.

From a press release
(Posted 1/31/14)