This performance WILL take place on July 10 at 11 a.m. Bring your own waterproof seating (the grass might still be wet!).
To kick off the return of its Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will present “Judy Saves the Day” by Puppet Showplace Theater resident artist and UConn Puppet Arts alumna Sarah Nolen on July 10 at 11 a.m. ET in Betsy Paterson Square. Due to generous support during our 2021 UConn Gives campaign, admission is free, but donations are encouraged. This performance is co-sponsored by the Mansfield Downtown Partnership.
After being pushed around for over 400 years, the famous hand-puppet heroine Judy has had enough! Cheer her on as she goes on a quest for respect, justice, and a well-deserved nap. Puppeteer Sarah Nolen delivers an astonishing one-woman performance in this modern feminist interpretation of the traditional Punch and Judy puppet show. Audiences young and old will laugh, cry, yell, and gasp in response to this highly-interactive, hilarious, hand-crafted farce.
Sarah Nolen is a puppeteer and filmmaker originally from Austin, Texas. Known nationally for her versatile, witty, and innovative work across multiple puppetry styles, she has created three full-length solo shows and dozens of irreverent puppet slam performances for adults. In 2017, Sarah became the resident artist at Puppet Showplace Theater, where she performs regularly for audiences of all ages and teaches puppetry in camps, workshops, residencies, and professional classes. Learn more about her work: www.sarahnolen.com.
This show will be socially distanced and follow Town of Mansfield and UConn safety guidelines. Masks are required at all times for all attendees and staff ages two and up. For safety, six feet of space will be required between seated family groups. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance and exit of the seating area. Please note that public restrooms are not available.
Reservations are not required. Chairs will not be provided, so groups are encouraged to bring their own blankets and seating. Seating space will be first come, first served.
For more information, or if you require an accommodation to attend this event, please contact Ballard Institute staff at 860.486.8580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.