Raccoon Tales

by Resident Artist Brad Shur

Get transported into the forest with the trickster "Ring-around-his-tail-Raccoon" as your guide! The animals in the forest are always getting into trouble playing tricks on each other. Will they learn their lessons? "Raccoon Tales" features three humorous vignettes inspired by the Native American just-so-stories of the Seneca tribe: How the Fox and the Raccoon Trick Each Other; Why the Blue Jay is Blue and the Gray Wolf Isn’t; and, Why the Bear has a Stumpy Tail. This production was originally created by Paul Vincent Davis, PST Artist in Residence emeritus. 

Recommended for ages 4+

About the Performer


BRAD SHUR is a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from pixels to papier mache. As the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater he performs regularly and teaches puppetry classes to students of all ages, Pre-K to adult. As protégé of master puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis, Brad trained extensively in glove puppetry and currently performs two of Davis’ classic shows at venues across New England. Brad’s original works include “Robin Hood,” "The Carrot Salesman," "Dr. Doohickey and the Monster Machine," "Tall Tales " and "The Magic Soup and Other Stories," featured at the Puppeteers of America National Festival 2013. In January 2016, he also debuted "Cardboard Explosion!" an interactive puppetry performance made entirely from cardboard. Prior to becoming the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace, Brad toured the country as a performer with Big Nazo (Rhode Island), Wood & Strings Theatre (Tennessee) and The PuppeTree (Vermont). As a builder Brad has designed and fabricated puppets for American Idol, Dollywood, Avenue Q, and the U.S.S. Constitution Museum. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

For pricing and schedule availability, please contact Paul Watkins at 617-731-6400 x 101 or e-mail boxoffice@puppetshowplace.org.