Hand to God by Wolf Pack Theatre Company, Jul 5-20
Wolf Pack Theatre Company presents
Hand to God
by Robert Askins
directed by William Leary
July 5 – 20, 2019
July 5th 8 PM Showtime
July 6th, 8 PM Showtime
July 11th, 8 PM Showtime
July 12th, 8 PM Showtime
July 13th 8 PM Showtime
July 18th, 8 PM Showtime
July 19th, 8 PM Showtime
July 20th, 8 PM Showtime
Wolf Pack Theatre Company, performing at the Cora B. Woods Senior Center, Taylor Street Theater, 3601 Taylor Street, Brentwood MD
Hand to God by Robert Askins is an “irreverent puppet comedy …about a possessed Christian-ministry puppet.” Author Robert Askins said that “Hand to God is an expression about honesty. It’s a southern regionalism that’s fairly unknown in the North.
Tickets: $20, click here.
A portion of proceeds will benefit Community Crisis Services for suicide prevention/intervention efforts.
Beech Tree Puppets present Jack and the Beanstalk at the New Deal Cafe, Jun 1 at 1pm
Beech Tree Puppets presents:
Jack and the Beanstalk
at The New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt
Saturday June 1, 2019 at 1pm
New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt
Beech Tree Puppets presents the classic tale “Jack and the Beanstalk”, adapted for marionette and rod puppet theater. Handcrafted puppets and set with much singing. For all ages. Show duration 40 minutes.
Suggested donation $5 per person
Tigers, Dragons and other Wise Tails at the Publick Playhouse, May 11
Family Fun Series
Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 2:00 pm
Tigers, Dragons and other Wise Tails
Prince George’s Publick Playhouse
Description: Four fantastical tales from ancient Asia capture us in this DT favorite. The sumptuous and mythic creation story The Four Dragon Rivers of China features beautiful flying puppets. The natural innocence of childhood outwits the villain in the Vietnamese story The Boy and the Fly. The Tiger, the Thief, and the Dried Persimmon from Korea features a trickster tiger whose antics recall the teachings of Anansi. In the Japanese tale The Wise Mole, true love takes charge, complete with cellphones and iPods. From the ancient to modern, these tales share the culture of the Asian countrysides.
Recommended for grades 3-8. Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Folk Tales, World Languages, Social Studies
Watkins Nature Center Puppet Show, Apr 17 at 10am
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.
Henson Awards Showcase at Clarice Smith, Apr 3
Henson Awards Showcase
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 . 7:30PM
Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Free, no tickets required. Cafritz Foundation Theatre, general admission.
The talented student recipients of the Jim Henson Fund for Puppetry will perform/present their funded projects. This year’s student presenters are Kristen Ahern (MFA Design candidate), Olivia Brann (MA candidate), Chris Brusberg (MFA Design candidate), and Stacey Carlson (MFA Dance candidate).
The School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies hosts an annual competition and recipients are awarded funds to create a puppet project or performance. The Jim Henson Fund for Puppetry was established by the Henson family to honor the memory of Jim Henson (1960), creator of the world famous Muppets.
Free, no tickets required.