Watkins Nature Center Puppet Show, Oct 20 at 2pm

Watkins Nature Center Puppet Show, Oct 20 at 2pm

Watkins Nature Center at Watkins Park presents a nature-themed puppet show and a chance to meet an animal.

Watkins Nature Center, Location: 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro MD 20774, Phone: 301-218-6702

Tickets: $3 for residents of Prince George’s County; $4 for non-residents.

Maximus Mars at the Publick Playhouse, Oct 17

Maximus Mars at the Publick Playhouse, Oct 17

Midweek Matinee:
Maximus Mars

Tuesday, October 17, 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Maximus Mars has crash-landed on a foreign planet and must work to stop the bullying residents from destroying his ship. When he begins receiving messages on his communication device, he turns to the audience who helps him put an end to the cyber-bullying.

Recommended for grades 3-5

Curriculum Connections: Anti-Bullying, Character Education, Language Arts (Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Literature, Reading, Speaking & Listening, Writing)

Tickets: $8/person, $6/groups of 20 or more

Milo the Magnificent at the New Deal Cafe, Oct 15 at 2pm

Milo the Magnificent at the New Deal Cafe, Oct 15 at 2pm

Alex & Olmsted Puppets presents:
Milo the Magnificent
at The New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt

Sunday Oct 15th, 2017, 2pm

New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt

Alex & Olmsted (Alex Vernon and Sarah Olmsted Thomas) has been making puppets together since 2010. Alex is a silhouettist and automata engineer and Sarah is a fifth-generation artist and clown. In recent years they have performed at Strathmore, The Puppeteers of America Festival, Black Cherry Puppet Theater, La MaMa NYC, The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry in Connecticut, and Bread and Puppet in Vermont. Their puppet show “Milo The Magnificent” was awarded a 2017 Jim Henson Foundation Workshop Grant and a Greenbelt Community Foundation Grant. They are also proud company members of Happenstance Theater since 2012.

FREE

The Great Zucchini at the Publick Playhouse, Oct 12

The Great Zucchini at the Publick Playhouse, Oct 12

Tiny Tots Thursday:
The Great Zucchini

Thursday, October 12, 9:30 am & 11:15 am

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Tots love this hilarious, interactive entertainer who keeps them mesmerized with magic tricks, jokes, and games. He has performed at the White House Easter Egg Roll, The Vice President’s House, embassies, and many D.C. area festivals and schools to thousands of tots who can’t stop laughing when he’s on stage.

Recommended for grades Pre-K and Kindergarten.

Tickets: $5/person

Beech Tree Puppets presents The Crystal Ball at Christian Community Church in College Park, Sep 30 at 11am

Beech Tree Puppets presents The Crystal Ball at Christian Community Church in College Park, Sep 30 at 11am

Beech Tree Puppets presents
The Crystal Ball
based on the Grimm’s tale.
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11am

Location: Christian Community Church, 4221 Metzerott Road, College Park

Follow the young prince on his journey to save his brothers, who have been transformed into animals by an evil sorceress. To save his brothers and win the princess, he overcomes great challenges. Ingrid and Ole Hass guide their handcrafted, multicultural marionettes while singing, narrating and playing instruments. The 40-minute performance will entertain audiences of all ages. Admission is free, though a free-will offering would be welcome.

Admission is free.