The Puppet Co.

The Puppet Co. was established to create puppet theater, especially for children and family audiences, as a synthesis of the visual and performing arts; through interpretive programs including classes, demonstrations, and exhibits, to inform and excite the public about the potential of puppetry; to develop collections to archive puppetry; and to establish facilities to house those programs and performances.

Teacher Information and Performance Info here

THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF (March Lottery)
Program Description: 
“The 3 Billy Goats Gruff” is a marionette romp in which three brothers get the goat of a hen-pecked troll, in their attempts to trip-trap-tromp to where the grass is greener.  Three variety numbers precede the performance, demonstrating the making of a simple hand puppet, and manipulation of rod puppets and marionettes, as an introduction to the Art of Puppetry.
Program Time: 11:00am
Date(s): 3/30/17, 4/6/17, 4/13/17, 4/28/17
Length of Event: 40 minutes
Location: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Discipline: Theatre 
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Other: Theatre, Art, Drama
Appropriate Grade Level(s): Pre-K-4th

  for Three Billy Goats Gruff 

CINDERELLA (March Lottery) 
Program Description: 
The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comédie-Française and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince.  The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival, and performed by invitation at the Center for Puppetry Arts, in Atlanta.
Time: 11:00am
Date(s): 5/4/17, 5/11/17, 5/19/17, 5/25/17, 5/26/17
Length of Event: 45 Minutes
Location: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
Discipline: Theatre 
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Other: Theatre, Art, Drama
Appropriate Grade Level(s): K-6th

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GOLDILOCKS 
Presented by: The Puppet Co.
Goldilocks is on trial, and it’s up to the audience to decide whether or not it was breaking-and-entering or an innocent mistake. This musical romp illustrates that there are two sides to every story, with the same circumstances seen from very different points of view. Told with rod puppets and giant hand puppets, this production keeps the audience guessing while including all the favorite elements of the classic children’s fairytale.
Dates: 1/27/17, 2/3/17, 2/10/17
Time: 11:00am
Length of Event: 40 minutes
Location:  The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
Discipline: Theater
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Other: Theatre, Art, Drama
Grades: PreK-4

Educational Materials

Goldilocks was be available in the December Lottery

 

 

 

 

 

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Presented by: The Puppet Co.
Fe-fi-fo-fum. A timely version of the classic children’s tale about the young lad that doesn’t know beans about trading, but still manages to climb his way to the top. Jack finds that happiness lies in helping others rather than mere personal gain. Told with rod puppets and some surprising twists, Jack has long been a favorite of our audiences.
Dates: 2/23/17, 2/24/17, 3/9/17, 3/24/17
Time: 11:00am
Length of Event: 45 minutes
Location:  The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur BlvdGlen Echo, MD 20812
Discipline: Theater
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Other: Theatre, Art, Drama
Grades: 1-4

Educational Materials

Jack and the Beanstalk was be available in the December Lottery

RAPUNZEL
Presented by: The Puppet Co.
This “bewitching” version of Grimm’s fairytale, written by Duane T. Bowers, features the music of Jacques Ibert. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby. After bargaining for little Rapunzel, she must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses “coloring-book” charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences.
Dates: 9/23/2016, 10/7/16
Time: 10:30 AM
Length of Event: 40 minutes
Location: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
Discipline: Theater
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts
Grades: PreK-3

Educational Materials

Rapunzel was available in the Fall Lottery

 

 

 

 

HANSEL AND GRETEL
Presented by: The Puppet Co.
A marionette adaptation of Humperdink's children's opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. The puppets, created by veteran puppetmaster Allan Stevens, the lights, music and effects, are all operated by Christopher Piper, who also performs all the live vocal characterizations, including a singing Gretel. The production has long been a favorite of children and their parents, and is an excellent introduction to musical storytelling for children.
Dates: 10/14/16, 10/21/16
Time: 11:00 AM
Length of Event: 40 minutes
Location:  The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
Discipline: Theater
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts
Grades: 1-8

Educational Materials

Hanesl and Gretel was available in the Fall Lottery

THE NUTCRACKER
Presented by: The Puppet Co.

‘The Nutcracker’ is the story of Clara-Marie’s favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy. Music from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet blends with marionettes and costumed characters to create this unique production.
Dates: 12/1/16, 12/8/16, 12/19/16, 12/20/16
Time: 12/1 & 12/8: 11:00 AM; 12/19 at 10 AM; 12/20 at 10AM & 11:30am
Length of Event: 50 minutes
Location:  The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
Discipline: Theater, Music/Music Production
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Other: Theatre, Art, Drama, Music, Dance
Grades: 1-12

The Nutcracker was available in the Fall Lottery

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