As part of its popular Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series of new works by UConn Puppet Arts students and alumni for family audiences, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present Sheldon Explains It All by Puppet Arts MFA student Zach Broome on Saturday, August 5 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs Center.
Sheldon is a turtle, and he is scared of everything: absolutely everything. What scare him the most are the things he doesn’t know yet. Join Sheldon as he learns about everything under the sun and shares all of his new knowledge with you. Recommended for ages 5+.
Zach Broome, originally from Macon, Georgia, is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Puppet Arts at UConn. Zach’s puppet creations recently appeared in the Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s production of Shrek: The Musical. His puppet work will also appear next spring in the CRT production of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen.
The final Summertime Saturday Puppet Show is:
August 12 – The Superhero Within: Episode 2! by Anatar Marmol Gagné
It’s summer break from Superhero Academy and Alex and Sage can’t wait for their summer adventures. They quickly learn that even though they are superhero cadets, villains will try everything to ruin their holiday. With the help of the Vigilantes, Alex and Sage will stop at nothing to get their summer back! Recommended for all ages.
Admission is $6 for children (12 years and under), $8 for adults.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, by calling 860-486-8580, or online at bimp.ticketleap.com. A surcharge will be added to any purchases made online. Tickets may also be purchased at the Ballard Institute on the day of performance starting at 10 a.m. There will be open seating, and no reservations. Visitors can park in the Storrs Center Garage located at 33 Royce Circle. Parking in the Storrs Center Garage is free for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily maximum charge of $8. For more information about these performances, visit bimp.uconn.edu or call 860-486-8580.