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Of all the creepy little parts that make up Blair Thomas & Co.’s creepy little puppet show, the creepiest are by far the live marionettes that take the stage for the Pierrot Lunaire portion of the program. But really, choosing the most shudder-inducing part of the company’s upcoming performance is like splitting doll hairs: For the three works on tap this evening, Thomas incorporates writings by Dalí buddy Federico García Lorca and a work by modern composer Arnold Schönberg into what the show’s press calls a “new dimension of reality.” So despite the fact that—as the press also points out in big ol’ capital letters—the Jim Henson Fund for Puppetry contributed its support to the program, you probably shouldn’t bring your kids along. The performance starts at 8 p.m. (see City List for other dates) at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s Kogod Theatre, Stadium Drive, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park. $30. (301) 405-2787. (Mike Kanin)