This week we are thrilled to host Crabgrass Puppet Theatre and their hilarious production of "Mr. Punch's Christmas Carol"! This production is funded in part by the NEST program of NEFA, made possible with funding from the NEA Regional Touring Program and the 6 New England state arts agencies.
Our 10:30am show on Wednesday, December 24th is already SOLD OUT and last weekend's performances of "Cinderella" were sold out as well, so you know what you need to do....
SHOW DATES & TIMES:
Wednesday, December 24th @ 10:30am (SOLD OUT!) & 1:00pm
Friday, December 26th @ 10:30am & 1:00pm
Saturday, December 27th @ 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Sunday, December 28th @ 1:00pm & 3:00pm
ABOUT THE SHOW: The celebrated hand puppet hero Mr. Punch stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this rollicking retelling of Charles Dickens' classic tale. Scrooge's bad attitude makes everyone around him miserable, especially his overworked clerk, Bob Cratchit. When Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, he learns to look beyond his bank account and see a world of hope and love. Crabgrass brings this story to life with hilarious antics, ingenious design, and multiple styles of puppetry. Don't miss your FINAL CHANCE to see this show on tour!
ABOUT CRABGRASS PUPPET THEATRE: Crabgrass Puppet Theatre is an award-winning touring puppet theatre founded in 1982 by Jamie Keithline and Bonny Hall. They have twice been awarded the prestigious Citation of Excellence from the American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionette (UNIMA-USA), the highest honor in American puppetry, in 2001 and again in 2005. In 2008, Bonny Hall received a Commendation for Design in the Puppet Theatre from the Arlyn Award Foundation. Their performing venues have included the World Trade Center, the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the Philadelphia Museum, Paper Mill Playhouse, the North Carolina Museum, the New York State Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the California Academy of Sciences, the Detroit Institute for the Arts, and hundreds of schools, museums, and theaters across the country. Crabgrass Puppet Theatre continues to perform more than 200 shows each year, reaching over 100,000 people throughout the US.
We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday and hope to see you at the theater soon. Be sure to look out for Beauty and the Beast coming up next week! December is just blowing by and soon it will be 2015 with many more amazing shows to come. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram @PuppetShowplace for exclusive updates and behind the scenes looks, including previews of the next season of Puppet Playtime with the one and only Bella Monster!
Have a holly jolly holiday and a happy new year,
-Katie B, Puppet Showplace Theater Marketing Intern :)