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Tuesday, June 03, 2014


A Series of Free Puppet Performances

3 puppet performances in east Somerville

June 10, June 20 & June 26 — FREE!

About the Series

As the summer event season approaches, the Somerville Arts Council is launching yet another city wide event series that will take place throughout Somerville. Events such as PorchFEST, Dancing in the Streets, and Puppet Palooza allows the community to participate, interact, and engage in non-traditional ways while cultivating the idea of Somerville as a cultural arts incubator without walls.

Puppet Palooza is collaboration between the Somerville Arts Council and East Somerville Main Streets as part of the This is East programming--an event series designed to bring the art of puppetry to east Somerville in unexpected places. Join us in East Somerville for a three-part puppetry extravaganza. This June, we’ll hit the streets, courtyards and parks, showcasing local, national, and international performing companies. Great for kids and adults and 100% free.

Dream Tale Puppet Theater presents: “Jack & the Beanstalk”

Tuesday, June 10 at 6:00pm (rain date: 6/12, 6:00pm)

Glen Park at the Capuano School, 150 Glen Street

Jack and the Beanstalk is a joyous, original adaptation of the classic tale about poor Jack who went to sell his cow and came home with three magic beans. Jack’s daring adventure up the huge beanstalk helps him and his mother out of their difficult financial situation, even if his mother is a bit worried about the moral issues surrounding this unusual way to acquire wealth. The show is created in a Story and Puppet Time format where one performer provides narration and gives voices to the characters and a second performer operates hand puppets, figure puppets, and a marionette, and performs in mask.

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Bonnie Duncan presents: “Squirrel Stole My Underpants”

Friday, June 20 at 6:00pm

Connexion, 149 Broadway

Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world emerges from her laundry basket, and curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands. Will our lonely heroine rescue her underpants and discover the magic within herself? Join us on this adventure to find out! Described as “an artful world of silent dreams, mime, and dance”, this pieces brilliantly uses a wonderful seamlessly blends puppetry with other forms of performance--fun for the young and the young at heart.

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Tanglewood Marionettes presents: “Fairy Circus”

Thursday, June 26, 6:00pm (rain date: 6/27, 6:00pm)

Chuckie Harris Park, 3-17 Cross Street

Spring is in the air; and some mischievous fairies have awoken from a long winter slumber and want to play. Come in and join the fun. You are invited you to be a spectator at this dazzling display of circus acts performed in an enchanted garden. Featuring over twenty beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, The Fairy Circus is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, all to the best-loved music of favorite composers.

website info:
Heather Balchunas
Office Manager
Somerville Arts Council
617.625.6600 ext. 2985

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