Puppets at Night for the Whole Family!

There is sooooo much happening at Puppet Showplace this summer! There's something for the whole family, from  summer camps, to classes,  mainstage Summer Puppet Adventures, and of course Puppets at Night!! 

Puppets at Night is Puppet Showplace Theater’s performance series for adult and teen audiences. These evening performances explore thought-provoking topics and showcase an astonishing array of puppetry styles. Performers have included acclaimed internationally-touring companies, stars of the fringe circuit, and emerging artists. 

This June you can catch Billy the Liar, by TOYBOX Theatre— an award winning show that's making its New England premiere here at Puppet Showplace! While this show is part of our Puppets at Night series, it's a show that the whole family can enjoy, as we recommend it for everyone ages 8 and up!

What happens when you tell a lie? Find out in this absurdist comedy adventure from the zany and twisted minds of TOYBOX Theatre and Cripps Puppets. "Billy the Liar" follows the adventures of Billy and his friend Suzy, as Billy tells more and more lies and gets into deeper and deeper trouble. Two puppeteers and a musician bring this outrageous story to life with Czech-style marionettes, rod puppets, over-sized toy theatre, and found objects.

Saturday June 20 @ 8pm
Sunday June 21 @ 3pm


TOYBOX Theatre (founded by Keith Shubert) and Cripps Puppets (founded by Madison Cripps) are known for producing innovative and irreverent contemporary puppetry. Together with musician and performance artist Valerie Meiss (www.tinywonder.org), they created the acclaimed production “Billy the Liar” in 2011. Since then, they have performed across the country at venues as diverse as the New Orleans Fringe Festival, the National Puppetry Festival, and The Detroit Institute of Arts. The production is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence, and was voted “Best Performance” and “Fan Favorite” at the 2013 National Puppetry Festival. Keith and Madison are also the co-founders and hosts of the Wham Bam Puppet Slam in Asheville, North Carolina are considered a powerful force in the American puppet slam movement.