Sleeping Beauty at the PuppetCo Playhouse

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Photo from Facebook by Christopher Piper

Everyone needs a little romance in their life and, we have plenty to share. Join us at the Puppet Co. Playhouse for “Sleeping Beauty,” featuring truly stellar performances by Liz Dapo, Josh Rosenblum, and Christopher Piper. The show plays through May 29 – Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30AM, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30AM and 1:00PM. “Sleeping Beauty” is recommended for ages 3 1/2 and up. Visit www.thepuppetco.org for fee-free online ticketing and other information.

Click here for a review of the show.

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Mount Pleasant Children’s Puppet Hour

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Join us Sunday, May 22nd, for an amazing program of DC and Baltimore puppeteers performing original short puppet works for kids!

• What: The Mount Pleasant Children’s Puppet Hour
• Date: Sunday, May 22nd
• Times: 1:00, 3:00, and 4:30 pm
• Where: BloomBars, 3222 11th St NW 20010 (Columbia Heights Metro)
• Who: We’re planning our shows for kids roughly 2 – 9 years old
• Questions? Write to puppet_hour@yahoo.com

Tickets! Buy tickets through Brown Paper Tickets:

http://puppethour.brownpapertickets.com

Tickets are $8 per person – plus a $1 fee to Brown Paper Tickets. You must buy tickets ahead of time – we do not plan to take payment at the door.

Pointless Theater’s Hugo Ball: a dada puppet adventure

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Photo from Pointless Theatre’s Facebook Page

“So now, turn your attention to the cacophonous conditions on the stage of the Logan Fringe Arts Space, where a cadre of 10 actors is alternately shouting, singing, dancing, fulminating, gesticulating, crying, declaiming and generally creating a discordant stir. This is Dada in action or, as the members of Pointless Theatre Company call it in their enjoyably, boisterously academic performance piece written by David Lloyd Olson: “Hugo Ball, a Dada Puppet Adventure.””

Thanks, Peter Marks and the Washington Post for the great review! “Hugo” returns to Capital Fringe TONIGHT through Sunday for more mayhem and bedlam. See you there! ‪#‎longlivescandal‬

www.pointlesstheatre.com/hugo-ball/

(From Pointless Theatre’s Facebook page)

Be sure to catch this Helen Hayes award winning theatre company before they close Hugo Ball on May 14th.  Shows are Wednesday-Sunday at the Capital Fringe Trinidad Theater space.

 

Bread and Puppet in DC

 

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Bread & Puppet Theater returns to St. Stephens Church for 2 evenings this spring with a brand new giant puppet show.

“The Public Access Center for the Obvious Presents: The Situation” is a new work written and directed by founder Peter Schumann. This musical and dark clown-show features cardboard horses, an anti-extinction angel, proletariat broom dancers, a 100 watt lightbulb, a ship of fools, and a swinging brass band: all of whom are urging the Not-Yet-Existing-Upriser-Masses into reality.

This show is appropriate for all ages, but may be more interesting for children ages 10 and up.

TICKET INFO: $10-$15 suggested Donation at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

For more info, please see our website at www.breadandpuppet.org

INFORMATION ABOUT THE THEATER
Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally recognized company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard. Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side, The theater has been based in Northeastern Vermont since the early 1970s.

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Please contact Joe Therrien at joeyesyes@gmail.com with any questions.

Salt of the Earth

 

https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2016/salt-of-the-earth-no-late-seating

A thousand pounds of salt become a punishing Middle Eastern desert; plastic tanks barrel down paper streets; and a faceless, nameless puppet emerges a rebel hero in this work by artist Zvi Sahar. Puppetry and hand-painted miniature sets combine with live filmmaking and projected video feeds, as a Lilliputian universe is created and destroyed before our eyes.

In Salt of the Earth, inspired by the bestselling Israeli novel The Road to Ein Harod by Amos Kenan, Sahar and PuppetCinema show us a dystopic world in which our protagonist — fleeing his country’s latest military coup — discovers the meaning of perseverance, survival, and ultimately, freedom.

This performance by PuppetCinema is funded in part by a generous gift from Charlie Reiher

Co-sponsored by the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies

– See more at: https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2016/salt-of-the-earth-no-late-seating#sthash.2e8KiIUw.dpuf

 

This show is not appropriate for children.

 

 

Help Dr. Puppet Reach its Fundraising Goal!

Hello all you puppet and Dr. Who fans out there.  There is a fantastic web series created by Alisa Stern called Dr. Puppet, and it is in the final week of fundraising for the last episode. Crafted using beautiful stop motion puppets, it feels like it very much could be part of the Dr. Who catalogue and is quoted as being “…mysterious, funny, and a little bit scary, just like any other good Dr. Who episode” -J. Fisher

Click here for a great article written by J. Fisher about the project.

 

Beauty and the Beast: the PuppetCo Playhouse

A romantic tale of a handsome prince, and his love, Beauty, set in a great forest in old Russia. There are curses, conflicts, hopes, wishes, dreams, and exciting adventures, all the things that make a happy ending that much sweeter.  Imaginative settings and beautiful costumes support this large-scale marionette version of the classic love story.  Winner of a Citation of Excellence from the American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionette, it has played successfully to children and families nationwide.

Beauty and the Beast runs Thursday and Friday at 10:30, Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 and 1:00 thru April 10th.  Check out thepuppetco.org for more information.

Performed by Josh Rosenblum and Elizabeth Dapo. Directed by Allan Stevens, created by Terry Snyder, with costumes by MayField Piper and lightening design by Christopher Piper.  With the lovely Toni Goldberg as the house manager and puppeteer wrangler.