NOW IN THE BALLARD INSTITUTE THEATER! Oma by Sandglass Theater on 7/15

Because of the chance of rain and some soggy grass, we will host Oma by Sandglass Theater in the Ballard Institute Theater today at 11AM! Seating will be provided, so get out of the rain and join us for a puppet show!

This new family show by Shoshana Bass and Jana Zeller is an intergenerational tale revolving around Grandma or “Oma.” It is her birthday and all are preparing for the celebration. While the grown-ups manage phone calls, playdate logistics, and other such tasks, the children get into mischief with party decorating, present wrapping, and cake baking. Finally they all gather around for one of Oma’s stories, told with yarn. One character emerges from the tangle of wool and nearly ruins the party. But not to worry, all ends well at Oma’s house. 

Sandglass Theater is a renowned company which combines puppets with music, actors, and visual imagery. Since 1982, the company’s productions have toured internationally in over 30 countries, performing in theaters, festivals, and cultural institutions, winning many international awards. Sandglass is dedicated to the arts of theater and puppetry as means of exploring contemporary issues, inspiring dialogue, and sparking wonder. Learn more about Sandglass Theater:

Due to generous support during our 2023 UConn Gives campaign, admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Reservations are not required. 

For more information, or if you require accommodation to attend this event, please contact Ballard Institute staff at 860.486.8580 or