Peruvian puppet theatre established in 1974 in Arequipa by actor and puppeteer José R. Borja Salinas. Paco Yunque (title of a tale by the famous Peruvian poet, César Vallejo) is located in southern Peru and it has successfully performed throughout the country. The puppets, stage design, and technical settings are made in the company’s workshop. The glove puppets, rod puppets, and black (light) theatre are the techniques most often employed by the troupe.

Its repertoire – Orejitas y Chancín (Little Ears and Chancín), Pelusín, Pedrito el pescador (Pedrito, the Fisherman), Fin de fiesta (End of the Festival), Dos buenos vecinos (Two Good Neighbours), Pipo – written by Borja Salinas, is intended primarily for children. Among the company’s most recent productions, La guerra de las estrellas y los erizos del mar (The War of the Starfish and Sea Urchins) is an adaptation by José R. Borja Salinas of a children’s story by Jorge Díaz Herrera.

(See Peru.)