Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Fascinating Oddities in the Puppet Store

It was a dark and stormy morning in Brookline when a knock came upon the door.
"Who is it?" the PST box office staff meekly inquired.
"Tis I, the UPS Man" came the bellowing reply.
With great caution the PST staff opened the door and beckoned the UPS Man in to the lobby. There he stood clutching a largeish parcel in his begloved hands.
"What's in th-th-the b-b-box?" the staff stuttered
"I'm going to go out on a limb here" the UPS Man ventured "and guess that it is puppets." He pressed the parcel into the waiting arms of the store manager "Sign here."

She signed there.

The UPS Man left with a flourish and what sounded like an insidious laugh (but it could have been a sneeze, that's been going around you know).
Once he was gone, the staff tore into the box with barely restrained glee. Puppets! We LOVE PUPPETS!
But these were no normal puppets. No! These were something far more sinister!
Glow in the dark flesh-eating zombie finger puppets!
Sqishey icky monster finger puppets!

"Put us in the store!" the puppets demanded in unison.
"We will put you in the store!" the PST staff relented.

And so, on a dark and stormy afternoon in Brookline, zombies, monsters, and nuns lined up on the PST store shelves. And there they wait for you... if you dare.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Easter weekend clarification

It has been brought to our attention that the schedule on our website is a little bit hard to follow in regard to Easter weekend.

We do not have a performance on Sunday the 23rd because it is a holiday. We have scheduled a performance of "Li'l Red & Big Bad" at 1PM on Friday the 21st. There is no 3PM performance that day. The performances on Saturday the 22nd will be at the regular times of 1PM and 3PM. We apologize for any confusion.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Moccasin Stew and PupptSLAM

Thank goodness it is Friday! With all of the strange weather we've been having it is nice to finally have a nice, simple, sunny day. A lot of you are probably finalizing your weekend plans today... might we humbly suggest puppets?

Our kid show this weekend is "Moccasin Stew" which is based on a Southwest Native American folk tale and presented by Magpie Puppets. Maggie's puppets are whimsical and mischievous and teach important lessons about resourcefulness and forgiveness. "Moccasin Stew" will be presented on Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Tickets are still available at the box office. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Just as a reminder: The PuppetSLAM is taking place Saturday night at 8PM. We are a little over half-sold for this event, and we expect to sell out by tomorrow night, so please be sure to reserve ahead of time!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Upcoming shows and events

It is March already! That means that, with any luck, Spring is just around the corner. That also means that Daylight Savings Time is happening. Make sure to change your clocks on Saturday night. That's right folks, we're losing an hour of sleep - but we're gaining more sunlight! You can learn more about Daylight Savings Time here.

Our show this weekend is "Pinocchio" performed by Sadecky's Puppets. This is a great way to introduce children to the classic tale of responsibility, honesty and loyalty. Showtimes are Saturday and Sunday at 1PM and 3PM.

Our Tot show for this upcoming week is "Sir George and the Dragon" performed by Pumpernickle Puppets. Show times are Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30AM.

On Sunday March 15th we are having one of our popular PuppetSLAMs! We're very excited because these events are always so much fun. The SLAM starts at 8PM and it is recommended for ages 14 and up (this is an "Adult event" which means that some humor and subjects might be a bit more "mature"). Tickets are on sale now! They are $13 for non-members, and $10 for Members, Students, and those of low income. You can find out more about SLAMs here

Finally, we LOVE to hear what you have to say about our shows and the theater in general. We ESPECIALLY love getting feedback from the kids. If you have a budding critic in your family, PLEASE have them submit a review. We might publish it in our playbill and/or on the Blog!
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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Store Update: Visitors from Canada!

Hello there! We've just gotten a fantastic shipment of Diablo Puppets! These brightly colored plush hand puppets come to us from Canada, and we are so happy to have them. We've never seen anything like them. Some look like aliens, some look like animals some look like... well, there really aren't words, you just have to come see!

Awesome PST Parent Blog

We just wanted to give you a heads-up about a wonderful blog called Yuletopia. That hyperlink will take you right to a great post about the PST. Yuletopia has a lot of wonderful ideas for what to do with your young ones in New England. Fun!