Sunday, March 11, 2012

Meet the Singing Turtle this week at PST!


The Singing Turtle by Paul Vincent Davis, performed by Brad Shur, PST artist in residence

Wed & Thurs | March 14 & 15 | 10:30am
Sat & Sun | March 17 & 18 | 1pm & 3pm

A young boy gets help from a singing turtle in the puppet version of this classic Japanese folktale!


About the show: A young, hard working farm boy, Taro, is desperate to earn money to buy medicine for his sick mother. He overcomes his scheming uncle with help from an amazing turtle in this Japanese folk tale about friendship and generosity.

Recommended for ages 3 & up.

About the show's creator: Paul Vincent Davis is widely recognized as one of America's foremost glove puppeteers. He has received four UNIMA citations for his work, has performed at festivals all over the world, and was honored with the Puppeteers of America President's Award for lifetime achievement. Over the course of his decades-long career Davis created over 15 full-length puppet shows incorporating multiple styles of puppetry but primarily featuring his signature "PVD-style" of legged glove puppets. Davis trained in New York City with Carol Fijan, author of the widely-used instruction book Making Puppets Come Alive. He currently serves on the PST Board of Trustees and is writing a book about the theory and practice of glove puppetry that he hopes will inspire others to create excellent work using this expressive art form.

About the performer:
Brad Shur is the Artist in Residence at Puppet Showplace Theatre where he regularly teaches and performs. He has been professionally involved in puppetry for over 10 years. He first began as a performer with the Providence puppet and mask company Big Nazo while a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has toured nationally with Wood & Strings Theatre, a marionette company based in Tennessee, and has worked with the Vermont PuppetTree as a freelance puppet designer and performer.

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