Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Puppet Pirates Invade Triangle Players

Shows run through New Years Day.

Posted By on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 2:45 PM

click to enlarge Puppets Off-Broad Street is working to enhance the puppet scene in Richmond.
  • Puppets Off-Broad Street is working to enhance the puppet scene in Richmond.

It's that time of year when kids home from school need something to do. Time to consider the puppet option.

From Puppets Off-Broad Street comes the return of RVA Winter Puppetfest for its second season with 12 upcoming performances at Richmond Triangle Players. The shows will be staged by three award-winning puppet companies -- including Crabgrass Puppets from Brattleboro, Vermont; their show recently received the 2015 National Puppetry Festival Award for Best Performance.

“We are so excited to have Crabgrass Puppets – ‘The Princess, the Pea and the Pirate’ just won best performance at the National Puppetry Festival in Storrs, Connecticut,” says Heidi Rugg, President of Puppets Off Broad Street in a press release.

Read below for more on the upcoming performances from the release including the schedule of performances:

Applause Unlimited performs their heartwarming adaptation of “Velveteen Rabbit,” and Barefoot Puppet Theatre will share their lively, energetic show “Little Red and the Gingerbread Man.” If you are looking for some swashbuckling, high-seas adventuring, then the “Pirate, the Princess and the Pea” performed by Crabgrass Puppets is your ticket. Crabgrass Puppets is based in Brattleboro, Vermont; their show recently received the 2015 National Puppetry Festival Award for Best Performance.

Performances run twice per day from December 26th through January 1st, with a tiny break on New Year’s Eve. Tickets are only $10 and will be available through the website at www.puppetsoffbroadstreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 804-852-2810.

Dec. 26th: Little Red & the Gingerbread Man by Barefoot Puppet Theatre (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 27th: The Princess, the Pea, and the Pirate by Crabgrass Puppets (1pm and 3pm)

Dec. 28th: The Princess, the Pea, and the Pirate by Crabgrass Puppets (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 29th: The Velveteen Rabbit by Applause Unlimited (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 30th: The Velveteen Rabbit by Applause Unlimited (10:30am and 1pm)

Jan. 1st: Little Red & the Gingerbread Man by Barefoot Puppet Theatre (10:30am and 1pm)

Puppets Off Broad Street is a newly minted 501(c)3 with a mission to inspire imaginations and build community through the art of puppetry.

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