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Fun with Tape: Another Wrapping Paper Caper at the Zuem

By Rachel Churner

When the holidays arrive, the families do too, so when you're looking for somewhere to take the folks, the kids, or the in-laws this week, try the Liebe Wetzel's "Another Wrapping Paper Caper." Wetzel and her Oakland-based puppetry troupe Lunatique Fantastique take kids of all ages on a wild puppet adventure, as the trench-coated private eye follows a trail of packing peanuts to track down a stolen package. Along the way the sleuth runs into a host of wrapping paper-clad, found-object puppets created on stage, including Ribbon, Tinsel, Styrofoam peanuts, Fedora Hat, along with guest appearances by Bread Rolls and Silverware.

This delightful "tale of holiday mischief" runs through January 5 as part of "Build It, the Performance Series at the Zeum." The Zeum is located at 221 Fourth Street at Howard, in Yerba Buena Gardens. Shows times are 1:30 and 3:30 most days. Please call the box office at 415 820 3353 for availability. Tickets are $10 kids (18 and under) and $12 adults. Visit www.lunafan.com for more information.