Meet Jim Napolitano: Nappy's Puppets

Our "Heroes and Tricksters" series kicks-off this week with Nappy's Puppets' "Father Goose's Tales." These are not your average rhymes and bedtime stories! Performer Jim Napolitano's hilarious twist on your favorite Mother Goose stories will leave you in stitches, all performed with amazing shadow puppetry.

Father Goose's Tales
by Nappy's Puppets

Thur & Fri, April 28 & 29 at 10:30am
Sat & Sun, April 30 & May 1 at 1pm & 3pm

About the show:

Mother Goose has taken the day off, and Father Goose must do all of the storytelling. "Father Goose's Tales" is a hilarious modern adaptation of favorite nursery rhymes and children's songs performed with masterful shadow puppetry. Each performance includes a puppet demonstration and lots of audience interaction that will delight audiences young and old! BUY TICKETS

About the performer:

Jim Napolitano, a.k.a. “Uncle Nappy,” is a Connecticut native and one of America’s most-loved shadow puppeteers. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut’s Puppet Arts program, and has taught puppetry to students of all ages throughout New England. For over 20 years Nappy’s Puppets has toured nationally to theatres, festivals, libraries, and museums, delighting audiences of all ages with quality shadow theatre productions.

Jim has also worked extensively as a freelance artist and puppeteer. As a member of Bits and Pieces Puppet Theatre he performed musicals with giant puppets across the country and around the world, including at the National Cultural Center in Japan and the National Theatre in Taiwan. His television credits include Between the Lions, The Book of Pooh, and segments for Nickelodeon, Scholastic Home Video, and HBO Pictures. He currently resides in Connecticut with his two young children.

"O ne of America’s most beloved shadow puppeteers." - Metro Boston

"One of America’s most beloved shadow puppeteers." - Metro Boston

Uncle Nappy in the Press:

All Hail the Brookline Puppet Master! Go behind the shadow screen with Nappy in this amazing feature by Metro Boston from 2015: READ ARTICLE