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Monday, May 22, 2017

TONIGHT at Connexion!!! Puppet Palooza begins with Goldilocks and the Three Bears, 6pm

The Somerville Arts Council presents:
PUPPET Palooza 2017
A Series of Free Puppet Performances
5 puppet performances in East Somerville
May 22, June 2June 5June 16 & June 28 — FREE!

“Goldilocks and the Three Bears”
by Maggie Whalen of Magpie Puppets

Monday, May 22 at 6pm 
Connexion, 149 Broadway

Fairytale Flashback--Goldilocks stumbles upon an empty house, gobbles up porridge, breaks a chair, and takes a snooze. She’s awakened by three bears and runs home to her mother. That is the story we have all heard, but is that the real story? In this version, Goldilocks’ mother is horrified—not by the bears, but by her daughter’s poor manners! She sends Goldilocks back to apologize, bearing blueberry pancakes and a promise of chair repair. The apology is accepted and Mama Bear even gets “help” from the audience with some much-needed household chores. Recommended for ages 3 and up. 

About the Series
As the summer season approaches, the Somerville Arts Council continues with one of its popular city-wide event series: Puppet Palooza! Events like this, along with PorchFEST and Dancing in the Streets, allow the community to participate, interact, and engage in non-traditional ways in untraditional venues while cultivating the idea of Somerville as a cultural arts incubator without walls.

Puppet Palooza brings the art of puppetry to East Somerville in unexpected places. Join us in East Somerville for a five-part puppetry extravaganza. This spring, we’ll hit the streets, courtyards and parks, showcasing local, national, and international performing companies. Great for kids and adults and 100% free.

The Lineup
Mon., May 22, 6pm- Maggie Whalen presents: “Goldilocks & the Three Bears”
Friday., June 2, 7:30pm- Cactushead Puppets presents: “The Bremen Town Musicians”
Mon., June 5, 6pm- Good Hearted Entertainment presents: “Word Play”
Fri., June 16, 8:30pm- Heather Henson & IBEX Puppetry presents: “Handmade Puppet Dreams, Film Shorts”
Wed., June 28, 6pm- Tanglewood Marionettes presents: “Sleeping Beauty”

For full description of all of the performances, visit

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