After School Shows and Puppet Demonstrations
Puppet Showplace Theatre announces the return of our popular after school shows for youth and family audiences!
On the first Friday of each month (Mar 22, Apr 26, and May 24) we present a full performance followed by a behind-the-scenes puppet demonstration and a question and answer session with the puppeteer.
Audience members are also invited to enjoy a FREE puppet making activity after each of the show, where every child can make their own puppet to take home!
An Arabian Adventure by Tanglewood Marionettes
Friday, March 22 at 3:30PM
Featuring over a dozen beautifully hand-crafted marionettes and exquisite “story-book” style scenery, “An Arabian Adventure” tells the tale of a Persian prince who is thrown into a dungeon because of his love for a beautiful princess. Facing danger at every turn, the courageous prince must battle his way out of the underground prison to save his princess from a tragic fate.
Anansi, Spiderman of Africa by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre
Friday, April 26 at 3:30PM
A side-splitting selection of folktales from Africa starring Anansi the Spider, whose appetite always overrules his intellect. Anansi loves to eat and hates to work, so he tries to trick other animals out of their food. But there's no free lunch for Anansi, because all of his schemes leave him hungrier than ever! Anansi is one of the classic trickster characters in world folklore. Meet him and a cast of colorful characters at this performance.
The Yankee Peddler by Brad Shur and Chris Monti
Friday, May 24 at 3:30PM
Ever wanted to sing along with a sea shanty? Or dive deep into a fox's den? Then join us for the premier of PST's newest production! In a whirlwind tour of New England's lesser-known folklore you'll discover a giant sailor, a fashionable bear, and the world's largest wheel of cheese. Drawing from three hundred years of stories, songs, and local history, this show is a delight for audiences of all ages.