|Deborah and Cinderella|
Hellooo, Readers! This week at PST, we conclude the 2012 Fall Fairytale Festival with A Woodland Cinderella, which, we promise, is a fitting send-off for the first half of our magical fall season.
Deborah Costine: Puppeteer!
All right, folks. Let's meet the woman responsible for A Woodland Cinderella. That's right. I'm talkin' bout Deborah Costine!
|Deborah's first puppet|
Since 1974, Deborah has been one-half of the well-known Gerwick Puppets, touring throughout New England at schools, libraries, museums, and events such as First Night Boston. She writes the scripts with her partner-in-crime, Lenny Gerwick, and makes all the puppets - over two hundred to this day!
|Deborah, with Lenny Gerwick|
And then, there's her teaching job. Deborah has taught puppetry classes at Plymouth State University, Worcester State College, and Northeastern University. It's almost like she's running on a never-ending battery. She's always up and running, trying to spread the joys of puppetry, not just to students but to everyone around her, which is great news for us all because she is just delightful!
|Deborah Costine: Puppeteer!|
A Woodland Cinderella vs. Every Other Cinderella
Now, some of you may be wondering: what makes A Woodland Cinderella different from, let's say, Disney's Cinderella? Well, I'll tell ya.
In 1950, Disney released their version of Cinderella, one of their best - not to mention one of the greatest adaptations of all time. Though, back then, it was considered a major gamble. The story goes: if Cinderella had failed at the box office, then Disney Studios would have shut down forever. Luckily for them, it was a huge hit, one of their first since Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, which they released in 1937. So imagine that - it took Disney Studios thirteen years to get back on top. Hard to imagine, right? Considering they're very much on top of their game today.
|Disney's Cinderella (1950)|
|Deborah Costine's A Woodland Cinderella|
You know it would be a shame to waste a wonderful opportunity like this - to see Deborah, whose fairytale puppets will be sure to please you. Take my word for it: A Woodland Cinderella is funny, touching, and everything in between. Be sure to come on down to PST to see a performance, starting October 12 (BUY TICKETS). And for more information on Deborah and her amazing puppetry, please go to her website: http://www.deborahcostinenaturepuppets.com/.
Till next time! Your's truly, Esra Erol - marketing intern at PST.