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Thursday, January 26, 2017

I Spy Butterfly by Somerville artist, Faye Dupras, at the Puppet Showplace Theater, Friday, January 27

Puppet Showplace Celebrates 5thAnniversary of Incubator Program With World Premiere of “I Spy Butterfly” featuring
Somerville Artist, Faye Dupras

Friday, January 27 at 7pm, the Theater will present the world premiere of “I Spy Butterfly” by Somerville Faye Dupras with music by Max Weigert as part of Puppet Showplace Theater’s annual  New Year! New Shows! Series. Opening Night will take place on with a post-show reception sponsored by the Boston Area Guild of Puppetry.
2017 also marks the 5th anniversary of the Incubator Program, which has supported the development of nine new productions since it launched in the 2012-2013 season. In 2016, Faye was a recipient of a Somerville Arts Council LCC Project grant in Dance/Theater and provided seed money for the development of this work.
In addition, Puppet Showplace will present a retrospective exhibit featuring artifacts and work-in-progress from past Incubator productions. The display will be open throughout the New Year! New Shows! Series January 14 - February 12 and feature work by Resident Artist Brad ShurThe GottabeesFaye Dupras,  and CactusHead Puppets. Admission to the exhibit is free during the theater’s open hours. 
Tickets to the performance and all New Year! New Shows! events are available here.  Watch a preview of “I Spy Butterfly!”
About the show
I SPY a Puppet Show! How does a nature-loving explorer kid become a bug's best friend? Find out in this delightful eco-story about the ways we all grow and change. When Trudy's caterpillar friend Harold suddenly transforms into a chrysalis, she's determined to do the same. Just when she is about to give up hope, she learns that her tiny friend needs her now more than ever. Live music, colorful critters, and oodles of audience interaction make this show a fun ecological romp in the wild! 

"I Spy Butterfly" is produced with support from:
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The Incubator Program grew out of a longstanding tradition at Puppet Showplace, where local artists met bi-monthly to swap skills, share works-in-progress, and experiment with new ideas. When Artistic Director Roxanna Myhrum joined the theater in 2010, she recognized the need to support local artists more substantially by partnering with them to create full-length shows. At first, the program began by granting rehearsal space, providing fiscal sponsorship, and presenting an extended theatrical run featuring the new work by local artists. Recently, thanks to a major gift from the Sakharoff Family Trust, Puppet Showplace Theater was able to provide artists with both production and financial support.  Learn more about the Incubator Program

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