Meet the Monsters!

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Our “New Year, New Shows” series continues this month with “Go Home Tiny Monster,” a beautifully hand-crafted show told entirely without words by The Gottabees. It’s performed by Bonnie Duncan (above) with musicians Brendan Burns and Tony Leva, along with a lovable family of monsters.

WHAT INSPIRED THE STORY?

In the show, a girl and her family of monsters unexpectedly lose their home. Luckily, they have a whole audience of friendly people who can help them out!

This fun and fantastical story was actually inspired by true events. Four members of The Gottabees were displaced from their homes: Brendan and Tony by a fire, and Bonnie and Dan (and their three young children) by weather-related damage. During this difficult time, they all discovered that their community came together and supported them through the experience. Now, they have a chance to share their story in a show that is filled with humor and heart!

MEET THE MONSTERS!

Much like your own family, each of these monsters has their own hobbies and personality. Get to know them below, then come to a show and say hello in person! If any of these monsters remind you of someone you know, let us know in the comments!

Meet DUSTY!  Dusty enjoys tidying up the house and snuggling with Sylvie!

Meet DUSTY! Dusty enjoys tidying up the house and snuggling with Sylvie!

Meet JUNIOR!  Junior likes to explore new places and meet new people.

Meet JUNIOR! Junior likes to explore new places and meet new people.

Meet FERN!  Fern always wants to know everything that is going on.

Meet FERN! Fern always wants to know everything that is going on.

Meet GRANDPA!  Grandpa is great at drawing and giving advice.

Meet GRANDPA! Grandpa is great at drawing and giving advice.

MONSTER SELFIE CHALLENGE!

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You may have seen yarn monsters peeking up all over Brookline Village. They love having their picture taken!

Snap a selfie with a monster and tag @PuppetShowplace #GoHomeTinyMonster for a chance to win FREE tickets to the show.

Thank you for supporting the Gottabees and celebrating NEW work by local artists!

“Go Home Tiny Monster” runs Saturday and Sunday February 2-3, 9-10, and 16-17 at 1:00 & 3:00 pm, and Monday February 18 at 10:30 am & 1:00 pm.

Monster Design by Marte Ekhougen. Photos by Bonnie Duncan.