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.

 

PINOCCHIO (Fall Lottery)
Presented by: The Puppet Co.
Half life-size rod puppets, performed in the Italian “Comedia del Arte” style, tell Carlo Collodi’s story of Pinocchio and what it means to be “real.” Share the trials and tribulations of the little live puppet as he finds in one adventure after another that the “easy way” isn’t always the right way. Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater called it “One of the most exquisite productions to ever grace our theater.”
Dates: 10/05/17, 10/06/17, 10/19/17, 11/02/17, 11/09/17, 11/16/17, 11/17/17
Program Time: 11:00 AM
Length of Event: 45 minutes
Location: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
Discipline: Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts
Appropriate Grade Level(s): K-8th
Ticket Capacity: 50 per date
Educational Materials

  for "Pinocchio"

 

THE NUTCRACKER (Fall Lottery) 
​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: 12/07/17, 12/08/17, 12/14/17, 12/15/17, 12/18/17, 12/19/17
Time: 10:00AM and 11:30AM
Length of Event: 50 Minutes
Location: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
Discipline: Theatre 
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts
Appropriate Grade Level(s): K-8th
Ticket Capacity: 50 per date
​Educational Materials

  for "The Nutcracker"


Future Lotteries

Note: Events taking place January-March will be offered in the Winter Lottery (December 5). Events taking place April through the end of the school year will take place in the Spring Lottery (March 5).

TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER
Presented by: The Puppet Co.
Applause Unlimited of Richmond, Virginia is back at the Playhouse, presenting three favorite Beatrix Potter tales: “Two Bad Mice,” “Jemima Puddle-Duck,” and “Jeremy Fisher.” Christopher Hudert brings these stories to life through the everyday activities of a young girl as she dreams and plays alone in her room.
Dates: 01/26/18, 02/02/18, 02/09/18
Time: 11:00 AM
Length of Event: 45 minutes
Location:  The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
Discipline: Theater
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts
Grades: PreK3-3rd
Ticket Capacity: 50 per date
Educational Materials

"Tales of Beatrix Potter" will be available in the Winter Lottery

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 
Presented by: The Puppet Co.
“Beauty and the Beast” tells the timeless story of a beastly prince who learns to live outside himself and discovers courage, companionship, trust, and love in the heart of a merchant's daughter. The grandeur of Czarist Russia provides the inspiration for both the scenery and the elegant half life-size marionettes.
Dates: 03/08/18, 03/09/18, 03/15/18, 03/16/18, 03/22/18, 03/23/18
Time: 11:00 AM
Length of Event: 40 minutes
Location:  The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur BlvdGlen Echo, MD 20812
Discipline: Theater
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts
Grades: K-8th
Educational Materials

"Beauty and the Beast" will be available in the Winter Lottery

LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD AND THE THREE LITTLE PIGS (Spring Lottery)
Presented by: The Puppet Co.
What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? In Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs, B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe tells his side of the story, in rap, no less. This tongue-in-cheek version of two combined children’s favorites uses humor and music to explore our fear of things we don’t understand. This is one of our funniest productions and includes lots of audience participation.
Dates: 04/12/18, 04/13/18, 04/19/18, 04/20/18, 04/26/18
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: English/Language Arts
Grades: PreK3-3rd
Ticket Capacity: 50 per event
Educational Materials

"Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs" will be available in the Fall Lottery

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