Beech Tree Puppets presents Crow Brings Daylight at College Park Arts Exchange, Dec 6 at 3pm

Beech Tree Puppets presents Crow Brings Daylight at College Park Arts Exchange, Dec 6 at 3pm

Beech Tree Puppets presents “Crow Brings Daylight”
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3 pm.

College Park Arts Exchange
Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park MD

Beech Tree Puppets uses shadow puppetry and marionettes for this show about the legend of how the Crow brought Sunlight to the world.

Our AHA Kids Series is appropriate for ages 3 and 8 with their parents. This show is FREE and open to the public — Your generous donation to College Park Arts Exchange is always appreciated!

The Giant Turnip at College Park Arts Exchange, Jan 11 at 3pm

The Giant Turnip at College Park Arts Exchange, Jan 11, 2015 at 3pm

Beechtree Puppets present
The Giant Turnip, a Ukrainian folk tale
Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3 pm

Location: College Park Arts Exchange

This whimsical and humorous telling of a Ukrainian folk tale celebrates community and caring for the earth. An old man and his wife who, after lovingly preparing and tending their garden, grow a vegetable that is so large that they can’t pull it up by themselves. The story is told with hand- crafted rod-puppets, and much singing. There is a shadow puppet element that reveals what happens under the ground, including a helpful and jolly root gnome.

Ingrid Cowan Hass and Ole Hass have been performing as singers and actors for a long time, both with Masters degrees in Opera Performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and Ole also a Doctor of Musical Arts from UMD in College Park. Their shows are inspired by the magical puppet shows at Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten in Silver Spring, but also by their own performing experience. In crafting the puppets and stage, Ingrid draws on her visual arts expertise (she majored in studio art at Smith College) and her experience with wool and fabric, dyeing, spinning and felting her own wool. The woodwork and mechanical aspects are mostly left to Ole, who likes to dabble in woodworking and construction.

Beech Tree Puppet Theatre at CPAE, Sep 8

Beech Tree Puppet Theatre at CPAE, Sep 8

Location: College Park Arts Exchange
Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park MD

Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 3:00pm.

Ingrid Cowan and Ole Hass, classically trained singers and actors, present an old fairy tale with marionettes and sets hand-crafted from silk, wool, and wood, as well as songs written for the show sung and played on simple musical instruments.

Follow the young Prince on his journey to save his brothers who have been transformed into animals by an evil sorceress. Bravely and against all expectations, he overcomes great challenges, including two giants and a fierce dragon, to save his brothers and win the princess.

AHA! Kids events are FREE and ideal for ages 3 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.