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 include acclaimed internationally-touring companies, stars of the fringe circuit, and emerging puppeteers. 

Puppet Showplace Slam

October 19 (Saturday) | 8:00 pm

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With Susan Linn and Audrey Duck
November 8-9 (Fri-Sat) | 8:00pm

Recent Past Seasons


A Chance Encounter presented by I Wan Jan Puppet Troupe (Taiwan)
Flying Lessons created by Caitlin Brzezinski and Libby Schap

2018-2019 - 45th Anniversary - “Puppets for the People”

We celebrate the power of puppetry to strengthen our human community with work that builds empathy, defies expectations, engages imaginations, and inspires action on both the theatrical and political stage.
I Commedianti by Teatrino Giuliare (Italy)
Meet Fred by Hijinx Theatre (Wales)
Just Another Lynching: An American Horror Story by Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins
Babylon: Journeys of Refugees by Sandglass Theater
Puppet Crimes by Jana Zeller, Spybird Theater

2017 - 2018

Paper Cut by Yael Rasooly
My Grandfather's Prayers by Lisa Sturz, Red Herring Puppets
Doc Foster's Twisted Tales by Shane McNeal
Disposable by Puzzle Theatre (Québec)
El Beto by Kalob Martinez

2016 - 2017

White Like Me: A Honky Dory Puppet Show by Paul Zaloom
An Existential Sing-Along by Ora Fruchter & Christopher Scheer, Doppelskope
An Evening of Crankies with Katherine Fahey, Valeska Populoh, & John Lechner
Finding Home by Monica Leo, Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre
Beaver Dreams by Lost & Found Puppet Company

2015 - 2016

What Are You Eating? by Eric Wright and Matt Singer
The Wayne Martin Puppets: In Concert
Bend by Kimi Maeda
The Miller's Tale by Michael and Valerie Nelson, Magical Moonshine Theatre

2014 - 2015

Of Bread and Paper by Finn Campman, Company of Strangers
Music in Motion in Collaboration with Juventas New Music Ensemble
Billy the Liar by TOYBOX Theatre and Cripps Puppets
Fernweh by Dana Samborski

2013 – 2014

Reverse Cascade by Anna Fitzgerald, UCONN Puppet Arts
The Joshua Show by Joshua Holden
The Orphan Circus by Les Sages Fous
Great Small Works International Toy Theatre Festival on Tour

2012 – 2013

Mano-a-Monolog by Andrew Periale, Perry Alley Theater
Entertaining Thoughts by Leslie Carrara-Rudolph
The City by Modern Times Theater
Senseless by Elizabeth Hara

2011 – 2012

Ballads and Crankies with Katherine Fahey, Elizabeth LaPrelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt
The Hoarding Show by Carole D’Agostino