The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will host its Fall Puppet Performance Series on four Saturdays from October to December 2015, featuring outstanding works for puppet theater by professional puppeteers from the Northeast. There will be two showings of each production, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., in the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center. Productions and dates include:
October 3: “Cripps Puppets: A Slice of Crazy Pie in 7 to 11 Acts” by Madison J. Cripps Join Madison and his cabaret style marionettes in this zany interactive show fun for the whole family. Each hand-carved marionette is a character unto itself! With original songs, harmonica and creative puns.
October 24: “Spooky-Silly Sing-A-Long” by Nappy’s Puppets Join in the fun as Jim Napolitano of Nappy’s Puppets presents some of the silliest sing-a-long songs known to man and monster alike!
November 14: “Isidor’s Cheek” by Sandglass Theater The award-winning classic performed by Ines Zeller Bass on a revolving stage. One day, Isidor’s cheek runs away, and he must search around the world to find it.
December 5: “Lollipops for Breakfast” by Bonnie Duncan A marvelous confection of friendship, invention, and adventure! You can’t have lollipops for breakfast! But today, Sylvie decides she’s going to break that rule, even if it means she has to make her own amazingly perfect lollipop from scratch. The show concludes with an interactive kids’ dance party!
Ticket Prices: Adults: $10; Students: $7; Kids: $5
Tickets will be sold in advance through the Connecticut Repertory Theatre Box Office located in the lobby of the Nafe Katter Theatre at 820 Bolton Rd, Storrs CT 06269. Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office, by calling (860) 486-2113, or online through the CRT website. A $3.00 surcharge will be added to any purchases made online or over the phone. Tickets may be purchased at the Ballard Institute on the days of performances. There will be a limited number of seats. For more information about these shows, visit bimp.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-8580.