Who Needs Humans When You Have Monsters?


UP NEXT: "Dr. Doohickey's Monster Machine" by Brad Shur, Resident Artist

Wednesday August 13 - August 16, 10:30am & 1pm

Why be surrounded by people when you can make your own awesome creatures to have fun with? These are the kind of monsters you want to find under your bed! So come down to the laboratory at Puppet Showplace and join Dr. Doohickey as he makes some interesting new friends!

About the Show: Dr. Doohickey always thought that monsters were more interesting than people. Why have two arms when you could have seven? Join the good doctor and his rabbit assistant, Reginald, as they fire up the Monster Machine on their quest to make the world a more interesting place. Featuring a cast of oversized puppets and "monsterizied" versions of your favorite fables, audiences of all ages will love this fun and interactive show! 

Brad Shur

Brad Shur

About the Performer: Brad Shur is a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from pixels to paper mache. As the Artist in Residence 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, Shur trained extensively in glove puppetry and currently performs two of Davis’ classic shows at venues across New England. "Dr. Doohickey" was Shur's first full-length puppet show. His other original works include "The Carrot Salesman," "Robin Hood," "The Yankee Peddler: Stories and Songs from Old New England" and "The Magic Soup and Other Stories," featured at the Puppeteers of America National Festival 2013. Prior to becoming the Artist in Residence at Puppet Showplace, Shur toured the country as a performer with Big Nazo (Rhode Island), Wood & Strings Theatre (Tennessee) and The PuppeTree (Vermont). As a builder Shur 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.

To purchase tickets, visit us at the theater, buy online, or call the Box Office at 617-731-6400 x101