Tuesday June 7, 2016

George H. Wightman Mansion
43 Hawes Street Brookline, Massachusetts 02446

Join us for an EXTRAORDINARY gala celebration!

Meet characters from the wilds of your imagination as you and your guests explore the halls of a stately Brookline mansion. Discover unique treasures in our benefit auction as you savor culinary delights and mingle with New England’s master puppeteers. The evening also features live music, celebrity puppet appearances, complimentary wine and beer, and more!

Puppetry Performances - Live Music - Awards
Culinary Delights - Free Wine & Beer - Silent Auction


Children 12 & under free

R.S.V.P. by June 1
All tickets $100 after deadline.



Brian O'Donovan, Producer/Host, A Celtic Sojourn, WGBH


Brian O’Donovan is best known as the host/producer of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH Radio.  Born in West Cork, Ireland, he has lived in the Boston area since 1980 and attended Emerson College for graduate school.  In his role at WGBH, he has also helped develop large scale theatrical events, festivals, and international educational tours focused on music as well as boutique concerts like Guest Street Sessions, and Live from the Backroom of the Burren. 

He lives in Cambridge with his wife Lindsay. They have four grown children. 



Sara Peattie, The Puppeteers Cooperative
2016 Paul Vincent Davis Award


Sara Peattie is the director of the Puppeteers Cooperative, which specializes in community workshops, giant puppets, pageants, and parades.  It inculdes The Back Alley Puppet Theater, which operates the Puppet Free Library, Puppaganda, which works in toy theater and video, and The Construction Section, which builds puppets and masks.

She also runs an informational website about making giant puppets: http://puppetco-op.org/. Sara joined Bread and Puppet Theater in 1969 and toured internationally with the company before co-founding the Puppeteers Cooperative in San Francisco in 1976. For 40 years, the Puppeteer's Cooperative has created iconic parades and pageants for Boston's First Night celebrations, and has participated in hundreds of political rallies and cultural celebrations throughout greater Boston, New York City, and throughout New England.




The Puppeteers Cooperative
Tanglewood Marionettes
Resident Artist Brad Shur
Good Hearted Entertainment
CactusHead Puppets
John Bell and Trudi Cohen
Stiltwalker Maryann Colella
Avital Peleg


The Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band
Paul Vincent Davis
Bella Monster
Phil Berman
Faye Dupras
Penny Benson
...and more!




Register now and bid today

All bidding will end on the night of the Gala, June 7 at 8:30pm.


5 Holiday Pops Tickets + Meet and Greet with Conductor Keith Lockhart
A day of summer fun on a private New Hampshire beach
Weekend stay on Martha’s Vineyard
Toy store shopping spree at Henry Bear’s Park
Tickets to Hand to God (SpeakEasy Stage Company)
A three-course dinner for two at Bergamot
Fireside Chat Tasting for two at The Fireplace
Day passes for laser tag, kayaking, ski lessons, and more!



All contributions support Puppet Showplace Theater's mission to bring outstanding professional puppetry to diverse audiences through performances, workshops, and community outreach activities.

The Puppet Showplace Theater Gala is a family-friendly event. Children 12 and under attend for free.