Like most performances in Bali, it was an episode from the Ramayana.
Music played, and puppeteers told a comic tale of love and dominance.
The good guys won, of course. But not without a fight.
Here's what the puppets look like when they're not behind a screen. They're remarkably expressive.
And here they are in the window of the gamelan shop. My bungalow is behind the shop.