Zvi Sahar, Puppet Cinema presents Suddenly at Clarice Smith, Dec 1-2

Zvi Sahar, Puppet Cinema presents Suddenly at Clarice Smith, Dec 1-2

Zvi Sahar, Puppet Cinema
Suddenly (based on stories by Etgar Keret)

December 1 & 2, 2017. 8PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre

Daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning.The living and the dead; dreams and waking life coexist in an uneasy world overflowing with absurdity, humor, sadness and compassion. We encounter a strangely endearing group of imprisoned misfits hell bent on holding a mirror up to nature and smashing it into smaller shards. The only way they can free themselves is to allow the release of these stories, no matter the cost.

Adapted from acclaimed Israeli author Etgar Keret’s book of short stories, this multimedia performance inventively combines puppetry, theatre and film, exploring what happens when the story begins to control the story teller.

The development of this piece began during Zvi Sahar’s teaching residency in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance studies in Spring 2017, working in collaboration with UMD students and faculty.

Tickets: General Admission: Regular $25+, Student/Youth: $10

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Bob Brown Puppets: Second Hand Stars at the Publick Playhouse, Nov 9

Bob Brown Puppets: Second Hand Stars at the Publick Playhouse, Nov 9

Tiny Tots Thursday:
Bob Brown Puppets: Second Hand Stars

Thursday, November 9, 9:30 am & 11:15 am

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Rescued from thrift shops and garage sales, these charming group puppets were given a new lease on life when Bob Brown transformed them from cast off toys into lovable puppet friends. Goonie Bird Gertrude, tap dancing bugs Bingo and Bob, and Snirdley and his Scooter are just a few of the recycled pals in this performance that is so much more than a puppet show.

Recommended for grades Pre-K and Kindergarten

Tickets: $5/person

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.

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

Simple Gifts at the Publick Playhouse, Oct 7 at 2pm

The Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts at the Publick Playhouse, Oct 7 at 2pm

The Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

The Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts The internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry with marionettes that are astounding in the range of emotion they convey. In “Simple Gifts,” everyday episodes are transformed into humorous and sensitive stories that all ages will enjoy.

Tickets: $5