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2015 Spring Puppet Forum Series

2015 Spring Puppet Forum Series Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. (note new time) Ballard Institute Theater at Storrs Center   Wednesday, February 11: Matthew Cohen, “Playing with . . .

2015 Spring Puppet Performance Series

Afternoon shows for family audiences! The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will host its Spring Puppet Performance Series on four Saturdays from . . .

2015 UConn Winter Puppet Slam, Friday, February 6 at 8 p.m.

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program will present the 2015 UConn Winter Puppet Slam on Friday, February 6 at 8:00 p.m. in . . .

“Puppets on a Holiday,” Saturday, December 20 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.!

On Saturday, December 20 Puppet Arts Program graduate students Sarah Nolen and Ana Craciun will perform “Puppets on a Holiday” at 1:00 pm and 3:00 . . .

The Yiddish Art Trio, Friday, 12/12 at 7:30 p.m.

Michael Winograd’s acclaimed Yiddish Art Trio, known around the world for its stunning reinterpretions of klezmer music will perform for the first time in eastern . . .

Ballard Institute Holiday Hours

The Ballard Institute will close on Wednesday, December 24 and will reopen on Saturday, December 27 at 11:00 a.m. for regular business hours. The museum will close at 6:00 . . .

“Stages of Enchantment: The Puppet Theaters of Blair Thomas & Company,” October 25, 2014-February 22, 2015

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present the grand opening of Stages of Enchantment: The Puppet Theaters of . . .

Brian and Wendy Froud on Faeries, October 9 at 6 p.m.

Portraits, drawings, studies and tales of those mysterious creatures, fairies, fill the pages of Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales by Brian and Wendy Froud. We meet individual fairies . . .

“Biblical Rapper’s Trilogy,” October 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Amy Trompetter collaborates with East Harlem poet (not4)Prophet in reconfiguring her Punch and Judy show to create Biblical Rapper’s Trilogy.  References include the Bible, Medieval . . .

2014 Fall Puppet Forum Series

Our first Fall Puppet Forum features puppeteer Amy Trompetter talking about “Buffa & Belly Laughs: A Return to the Roots of Rossini” on September 17 . . .

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