Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"The Three Little Pigs and Other Tales" by Deborah Costine

The Three Pigs and Other Tales

by Deborah Costine

November 8
11am and 2pm
Arlington Center for the Arts

Tickets $7, cash or check at the door

Join puppeteer Deborah Costine for gentler versions of classic stories told with shadow puppets. “The Three Pigs and Other Tales” is designed especially for children ages three and up, featuring simple humor and a whimsical stage that allows Deborah to talk with her young audience from above the screen.  Come for the show, the first in this season’s “Puppets at Arlington Center for the Arts,” and stay for coffee and puppet-play afterward. Tickets may be reserved by e-mailing galapagospuppets@gmail.com.

Deborah is an artist, author, naturalist and puppeteer who has been presenting school and public performances throughout New England for over thirty years. She is a winner of the U.N.I.M.A. USA Citation for Excellence for her production, "A Woodland Cinderella," and a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation for the production of her original show: “Turtle’s New Home.”

More puppet shows to come this season at Arlington Center for the Arts:

Saturday, December 6, 2pm: Badger Meets the Fairies, Galapagos Puppets

Saturday, January 10, 11am and 2pm: Stories from Snowy Lands, Sparky's Puppets

Saturday, February 14, 2pm: Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven, Galapagos Puppets

Saturday, March 14, 2pm: Cow and Mouse's Picnic and other Tales, Galapagos  Puppets

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Welcome Spring with "The Carrot Salesman"

Mr. Bunni with a carrot customer

"THE CARROT SALESMAN"by Brad Shur of Puppet Showplace Theatre

Can the sweet bunny in the fedora sell enough carrots to please his boss?

Please join us this Saturday:
March 15th, at 11am and 2pm
Arlington Center for the Arts 
41 Foster Street
Tickets $7, 3 for $20, cash or check at the door
can be reserved by calling (781)643-1228 or emailing galapagospuppets@gmail.com

After the show, we'll celebrate SPRING by planting 
carrotsAnd playing with puppets!

Thanks for another great year of "Puppets at Arlington Center for the Arts"!
Mr. Bunni's boss

Friday, February 21, 2014

Would you buy a carrot from this man?

"The Carrot Salesman" by Brad Shur
Saturday, March 15 at 11am and 2 pm
Arlington Center for the Arts theater

Tickets $7; 3 for $20 by cash or check at the door
More info: galapagospuppets.blogspot.com

Join MrBunni, a door-to-door vegetable salesman, as he journeys from earth to sea and even to outer space to find new customers. Will he ever sell enough carrots to please his boss? Or will his new friends teach him a valuable lesson? This imaginative tabletop performance features a live actor, colorful 2D paper puppets, and plenty of audience interaction. 

Brad Shur is a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from pixels to paper mache. He is the Artist in Residence at Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline, MA.

We offer two performances of this warm, funny show: 11am and 2pm
Please stay after to plant your own carrot and play with puppets!

Brad Shur’s original works include The Yankee Peddler: Stories and Songs from Old New England and The Magic Soup and Other Stories, recently featured at the Puppeteers of America National Festival 2013. Prior to becoming the Artist in Residence at Puppet Showplace, Shur toured the country as a performer with Big Nazo (Rhode Island), Wood & Strings Theatre (Tennessee) and The PuppeTree (Vermont). As a builder Shur has designed and fabricated puppets for American Idol, Dollywood, Avenue Qproductions, and the U.S.S. Constitution Museum. Shur is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Monday, February 3, 2014

This Monkey Goes to Heaven

The Monkey King lands happily in the Heavens, ready for adventure in the Year of the Horse.

Come share Monkey's adventures!

"Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven" by Galapagos Puppets
Saturday, February 8 at 2 pm
Arlington Center for the Arts theater
41 Foster Street, Arlington

Tickets $7; 3 for $20, by cash or check at the door
may be reserved by e-mailing galapagospuppets@gmail.com
or calling (781) 643-1228

The Monkey King has high hopes for his time in the Heavens. He wants to meet the Gods and lovely Goddesses, and learn the secrets of long life. But when he isn't invited to the New Year Banquet, Monkey's appetites for mischief -- and peaches -- get the better of him! Will Monkey learn the ways of goodness?

Join Margaret Moody for this episode of the traditional Chinese epic "Journey to the West" told with traditional Taiwanese puppets and choreography, which she studied with the I Wan Jan Traditional Hand Puppet Troupe in Taiwan. 

And please stay after the show for oolong tea and a chance to dance with a New Year lion!

BEFORE THE SHOW: TURN TRASH INTO ART! A fun family workshop at Arlington Center for the Arts from 1 to 2 pm on February 8th.
Get ready for Arlington's ECOFest (March 29th) by creating something useful and beautiful from a bucket. Trader Joe's supplies the buckets; Arlington Center for the Arts gives you all the paint you need; you and your children supply the creativity and fun!
REGISTER for this free workshop by e-mailing pam@acarts.org