The Magic Soup and Other Stories

by Resident Artist Brad Shur

What do you do when your relatives are coming over for dinner, but there's no food in sight? A young man's search for a family recipe ends up bringing folk tales to life...in his kitchen. Based on a collection of traditional Yiddish stories, "The Magic Soup" teaches that it is those with wit, humor and imagination who have the best chance of filling their bellies -- and fulfilling their dreams.

Recommended for ages 6+

About the Performer

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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.