Sunday, February 5, 2012

Come on "An Arabian Adventure" with PST!


Wed & Thurs | Feb 8 & 9 | 10:30am


Go from PST to the Middle East in Tanglewood Marionettes' elaborate performance of a classic Arabian fairytale!

About the show: 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.

The soundtrack features professional actors set to the background of classical music from favorite composers, as well as traditional Middle Eastern music. The program is presented with the marionettists in full view, so that the audience can witness firsthand the mechanics of puppet manipulation.

Replete with clever stage illusions and lighting effects, “An Arabian Adventure” is an action-packed drama that is sure to delight audiences of all ages while introducing them to the magical world of puppet theater.

About the performer: Tanglewood Marionettes is a New England based marionette theater formed in 1993 by Anne Ware and Peter Schaefer. Their specialty is combining adept puppeteers with classic tales to delight children of all ages. Besides performing at PST, they have also been seen at The Children's Museum in Boston, the Boston Athenaeum, the Yale Art Gallery, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and more. Tanglewood Marionettes has been awarded the UNIMA Citation, the highest award in puppetry, for both "An Arabian Adventure" and "The Dragon King."

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