Open Hand Theater

 

A World of Puppets

A World of Puppets

"A World of Puppets"

begins on October 4, 2014! Stay tuned for a complete list of this year's performances on the first two Saturdays of every month at 11 am

New this fall!

Join us before the show at 10am for UP CLOSE - A LOOK INSIDE THE STORY

We'll use history, mythology, music and hands on arts and crafts to take a look at the story before we see it on stage.  Suitable for children as young as 3 years - with an accompanying parent - and anyone who wants a more in-depth educational experience.  

Cost is $5 per child, accompanying parent is free.

 

Children, parents, grandparents, and everyone in between!  Come to the Castle and meet the many magical creatures that inhabit this wonderful place.  


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The Pirate, the Princess and the Pea - Crabgrass Puppet Theater

A pirate and a princess open our 2014 "World of Puppets" Family series with a search for hidden treasure. The princess stays one step ahead of the pirate with every clue. But how can she get him out of the way long enough to dive for the treasure? Join Crabgrass Puppet Theatre on a thrilling voyage chock full of sea monsters, sharks and side-splitting action!

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre has twice been awarded the prestigious Citation of Excellence from the American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionette (UNIMA-USA), the highest honor in American puppetry. They have performed in venues including the World Trade Center, the Philadelphia Museum, the North Carolina Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the California Academy of Sciences, the Detroit Institute for the Arts, and hundreds of schools, museums, and theaters across the country.

Crabgrass founders Jamie Keithline and Bonnie Hall perform more than 200 shows each year, reaching over 100,000 people throughout the US.

Saturday, October 04, 2014, 12:00 am
At the Castle on North Salina Street
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Up Close - A Look Inside the Story

Join us before the show at 10am for a special workshop.

We'll use history, mythology, music and hands on arts and crafts to take a look at the story before we see it on stage.  Suitable for children as young as 3 years - with an accompanying parent - and anyone who wants a more in-depth educational experience.  

Cost is $5 per child, accompanying parent is free.

Saturday, October 04, 2014, 10:00 am
At the Castle on North Salina Street
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Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 am
At the Castle on North Salina Street
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Robin Hood - Brad Shur

We welcome Brad Shur to our "World of Puppets" stage this season with his newest original performance featuring the legendary Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest. Brad is a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from pixels to paper mache. Since 2009, he has been the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater, where he performs regularly for youth and family audiences and teaches puppetry classes to students of all ages. 

Brad toured the country as a performer with Big Nazo (Rhode Island), Wood & Strings Theatre (Tennessee) and The PuppeTree (Vermont). As a builder, Brad has designed and fabricated puppets for American Idol, Dollywood, Underground Railway Theater, Avenue Q productions, and the U.S.S. Constitution Museum. He is a graduate of the Film and Animation program at the Rhode Island School of Design.

All of the puppets Brad uses in his performances come from his workshop, where he builds them by hand from wood, paper, plastic, foam and fabric.

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11:00 am
At the Castle on North Salina Street
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