Puppet Show 4

Puppet Show 4

At the conclusion of the first part of his performance, Ruiz stepped out of the large puppet and walked the "small death" puppet onstage to describe his analogy of the Aztec god to his feelings of loss after he came to the United States to complete his master of fine arts degree at Penn State in scenic design. He said he is happy, though, that he is able to return each year to see his family. He noted that the analogy of death can also be applied to those immigrants throughout history who did not survive the journey to their intended destination.

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