La Pequeña Gigante

Yesterday I witnessed the last day of the spectacle that the Chileans refer to as the “Pequeña Gigante,” who came to Santiago with her Tío Escafandra.  I have seen few crowds comparable in size – the streets were overrun with people waiting hours to see the incredible performance put on by the mechanical marionette street theatre company, Royal De Luxe.  Rumor has it, the crew will come to the United States this year, likely to New York City.  I hope it’s true.