Wednesday, March 18, 2009

NEW 3/21 & 3/22 @ PST: Crabgrass Puppet Theatre's The Last Dragon on Earth!

The Puppet Showplace Theatre welcomes Crabgrass Puppet Theatre for two days (Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22) of performances of their show The Last Dragon on Earth.

Here's more about the show: For as long as anyone can remember, princes have fought dragons and rescued princesses. It's just the way things have always been done. But what happens when the princess doesn't need rescuing and the dragon is the very last one on Earth?

This modern fairy tale is a wonderful introduction to the concept of endangered species and is brought to life with Crabgrass Puppet Theatre's blend of beautiful puppets, fabulous scenery–full of caves and castles–and hysterically funny action.

Tickets are still available! Call the PST Box Office at (617) 731-6400 or purchase online.

The Last Dragon on Earth is recommended for ages 4 and up.

Please note this is a change in the schedule for the weekend from Jack and the Beanstalk by Spring Valley Puppets. If you've already purchased or reserved tickets for a Jack & the Beanstalk performance this weekend, a member of our Box Office staff will be in touch with you. Our apologies for any inconvenience, and we thank you for your understanding.

The Puppet Showplace Theatre looks forward to welcoming Spring Valley Puppets back to the stage on 5/2 and 5/3 for The Lazy Fox and Other Tales.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

PuppetSLAM March 14th 8pm

Our next PuppetSLAM is Saturday March 14th at 8:00 pm. This SLAM is a combination of live puppetry performances and video productions. Featured artists for the evening include The Royal Frog Ballet and PBC Productions.

The Royal Frog Ballet presents "THE YEAR OF WANTING", A Very Small Shadow Show About The Depths Of Hell. This productions is a hand-cranked, candle-illuminated shadow show, based on the Greek myth of Persephone, and including elements from other winter myths and folktales. The Royal Frog Ballet is a collaboration of artists and alumni from Hampshire College, including co-directors Sarah Blackwell, Matt Lorenz and performer Sophie Wood.

PBC Productions shares their video production "Zombie Apocalypse". PBC Productions is a internet based video production company. Their work includes humorous shorts, fun video game reviews, and compelling documentaries. Most notable of these documentaries is "Puppet Rampage" which captured the 2007 Puppeteers of America National Festival at Concordia University.