Meet the Artist: Pumpernickel Puppets

Who's behind the adventures to Mystery Mountain and the visits to the Great Green Dragon? Meet Pumpernickel Puppets! Inspired by a puppet show from a very young age, John McDonough founded Pumpernickel Puppets with a love and passion for puppetry that is contagious to all audiences.  Straight from Worcester, Massachusetts, Jonathan McDonough brings to us this week a fun and interactive show, Sir George and the Dragon!

Sir George and the Dragon
by Pumpernickel Puppets
Saturday September 19th - Sunday September 20th
1pm and 3pm

The Pumpernickel Puppets are the creation of John McDonough of Worcester, Massachusetts. John was four years old when he saw his first puppet show, and he immediately knew that he wanted to be a puppeteer. By his teens, John was presenting shows all over the New England area. The Pumpernickel Puppets have had the honor of appearing at the Puppet Showplace Theatre, the Boston Children’s Museum, the Institute of Professional Puppetry Arts at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the Cultural Olympiad at the Center For Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, and the prestigious International Festival of Puppet Theatre sponsored by the Jim Henson Foundation at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre in New York. For each production, John creates and performs all of his own puppets, which range from small hand puppets to larger-than-life figures.