A World of Puppets
A World of Puppets 2013-2014 Season
Great performances the first two Saturdays of each month at 11:00 AM
Children, parents, grandparents, and everyone in between! Come to the Castle and meet the many magical creatures that inhabit this wonderful place.
Open Hand Theater’s historic Castle on North Salina Street, filled with masks and puppets from around the world, is a chance to step into a magical time.
The Secret of the Puppet's Book with Open Hand Theater
Lewis, a most amazing puppet who lives in a book, discovers a magical wizard, a rhinoceros a giraffe, and a break-dancing puppet who becomes his friend.
Wonderful characters come to life in this magical journey through a land of books. "The Secret of the Puppet's Book" is a celebration of reading and learning to read.
Saturday, January 04, 2014, 11:00 am
The Stonecutter with Open Hand Theater
Tashi works as a Stonecutter and sees everyone else as having a better life than he. How Toshi wishes that he could be just like them.
Three performers present this gentle, beloved folktstory with live music and a wonderful array of puppets in the strikingly Japanese theater style.
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 11:00 am
World Tales with Hobey Ford's Golden Rod Puppets
“World Tales” takes the audience on a thrilling expedition that explores the beauty and movement of whales, dolphins, birds, butterflies, wolves and a menagerie of other animals. Hobey Ford has created a puppetry ballet of incredibly realistic animal puppets and wonderfully animated creatures.
TWO TIME WINNER of puppetry's highest honor, the UNIMA Citation of Excellence, and recipient of three Jim Henson Foundation grants, Hobey Ford is known for excellence in puppetry performance and craft.
Saturday, February 08, 2014, 11:00 am
Spinning Straw into Gold by Purple Rock Productions
Rolande Dupres of Purple Rock Productions mesmerizes young and old with her inventive version of the tale of Rumplestiltskin. The wizened old puppet dances through the tale, bringing the common baker's daughter into the palace with his magical spinning of common straw; tricking her into giving up what she loves best yet finally falling victim to his own boastings. A captivating performance by one of our favorite puppeteers.
Saturday, March 01, 2014, 11:00 am
Library Boogie with Tom Knight
Tom Knight is back again with his vibrant collection of original songs and skits that will keep even the very youngest children waiting to see what happens next. While Tom sings to his original music tracks, puppets like Henry the Magician, the Little Elephant, Andy the Recycling Guy, and Allie the Alligator act out the stories of the songs. Tom Knight’s songs are easy to remember and fun to sing and most have a part for the audience, whether it is hand movements, dancing to the ‘Alligator Jump’ or just singing along.
Saturday, March 08, 2014, 11:00 am
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