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10th Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival

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The 10th Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival

Thu Sep 20th – Sun 23rd

Various locations 

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Sandglass Theater of Putney, VT has assembled an international roster of performing companies for the 10th Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival: Opening the Doors.

This September 20–23, puppet theater companies from Wales, Taiwan, Canada and the United States will gather in venues throughout Brattleboro and Putney to offer performances, workshops, community dialogues, exhibits, keynote speakers, puppet slams and a range of other activities that celebrate puppetry while exploring themes of equity and inclusivity.

Choose from a wide range of events for all ages.

Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Stage Play

RustWerk Refinery (Canada)

9/23, 4:30 pm, Next Stage Arts Project, Putney tickets

There are also special School Show presentations on
9/21, 9 & 11 am, Latchis Theatre, Brattleboro More info

Riel sits in a courtroom; a judge stands ready to sentence him to death by hanging.… Read the rest

A Hunger Artist

Sinking Ship Productions (USA)

9/21, 8 PM, Next Stage Arts Project, Putney tickets
9/22, 8 PM, Next Stage Arts Project, Putney tickets

Once cheered by thousands, the Hunger Artist is now forgotten by everyone except his one-time manager. What begins as a simple nostalgic story transforms into a startlingly inventive trip into the nature of memory, art, performance, and spectatorship, as told by the only person who remembers an artist whose act was simply… to hunger.… Read the rest

Mr Ruraru’s Yard

Puppet and its Double (Taiwan)

9/22, 11 AM, Hilltop Montessori, Brattleboro tickets
9/22, 2 PM, Hilltop Montessori, Brattleboro tickets

This contemporary Asian company brings a Japanese children’s book to life in an evocative piece about an old man who tries to keep his backyard tame and free of nature and its critters.… Read the rest

Babylon: Journeys of Refugees

Sandglass Theater (USA)

9/20, 8 PM, New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro tickets
9/21, 8 PM, New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro tickets

Seven puppets in need of asylum wash up on a metaphorical shore. The refugees come from Syria, Afghanistan, El Salvador, and Burundi, one is a voiceless caterpillar and one is a ghost from a war past who is still on her journey.… Read the rest

The Joshua Show: Episode 2

Joshua Holden (USA)

9/23, 11 AM, Hilltop Montessori, Brattleboro tickets
9/23, 2 PM, Hilltop Montessori, Brattleboro tickets

Spend your afternoon with The Ambassador of Joy and award-winning puppeteer, Joshua Holden. His new show, The Joshua Show: Episode 2, will cheer up even the grumpiest grump, like Joshua’s right-hand man, Mr.… Read the rest

Meet Fred

HIJINX in association with BLIND SUMMIT (UK)

9/22, 4:30 PM, New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro tickets– ASL Interpreted

9/22, 8 PM, New England Youth Theatre, Brattleboro tickets

Fred just wants to be part of the real world, get a job, meet a girl.… Read the rest

Tickets go on sale in June.

Find out more at puppetsinthegreenmountains.com or call (802) 387-4051.

Tickets: puppetsinthegreenmountains.com.

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