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. View more information on their Member Feature Page.

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Fall Lottery

Events taking place between October and December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on September 9th.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Presented by: The Puppet Co.

“The Three 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 where the grass is greener. The performance begins with an introduction to the Art of Puppetry: How to make a simple hand puppet, and how to manipulate rod puppets and marionettes.
Date: 10/4/19, 10/11/19
Time: 10:45AM
Length of Event: 40 minutes
Location: The Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park (Follow the signs for the Clara Barton National Historic Site,
Main Parking Lot Address: 5801 Oxford Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.)
Content Area: English/ Literature, Arts, Puppetry
Grades: PreK - 3rd Grade
Ticket capacity: 50 per date

for "The Three Billy Goats Gruff"

 

Len Piper's Pinocchio
Presented by: The Puppet Co.
This life-size marionette version of Carlo Collodi’s classic children’s tale, created in the 1960s by the father of the Puppet Co.’s co-founder, Christopher Piper, has been completely refurbished and adapted for the Puppet Co. stage. Originally performed in Hollywood and Hawaii, critics have hailed the production as “A Masterpiece!” and raved, “The underwater ballet alone is worth the price of admission!”
Date: 10/18/19, 10/31/19, 11/1/19, 11/22/19
Time: 10:45AM

Length of Event: 45 minutes
Location: The Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park (Follow the signs for the Clara Barton National Historic Site,
Main Parking Lot Address: 5801 Oxford Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.)

Content Area: English/Literature, Arts, Puppetry
Grades: K-6
Ticket capacity: 50 per date

for "Len Piper's Pinocchio"

 

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. 2019 is the 31st Anniversary of this wildly popular holiday tradition. Don't miss it!
Date: 12/5/19, 12/6/19, 12/16/19, 12/20/19
Time: 10:45AM, 11:15AM
Length of Event: 50 minutes
Location: The Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park (Follow the signs for the Clara Barton National Historic Site,
Main Parking Lot Address: 5801 Oxford Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.)
Content Area: English/Literature, Arts, Puppetry

Grades: K-6
Ticket capacity: 50 per date

for "The Nutcracker"


Winter Lottery

Programs offered between January and March will be available for registration in the Winter Littery, beginning on Monday, December 2nd.

Beauty and the Beast
Presented by: The Puppet Co.
This romantic tale of the handsome prince and his love, Beauty, is set in a great forest in old Russia. There are curses, conflicts, hopes, wishes, dreams, and exciting adventures, all the things that make a happy ending that much sweeter. Imaginative settings and beautiful costumes support this large-scale marionette version of the classic love story. Winner of a Citation of Excellence from the American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionette, Beauty and the Beast has played successfully to children and families nationwide. “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.
Date: 1/24/20, 1/31/20, 2/14/20
Time: 11:00 AM
Length of Event: 40 minutes
Location: The Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park (Follow the signs for the Clara Barton National Historic Site,
Main Parking Lot Address: 5801 Oxford Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.)
Content Area: 
English/Literature, Arts, Puppetry
Grades: K-6
Ticket capacity: 50 per date

Aladdin!
Presented by: The Puppet Co.
From ancient Persia comes this lavish and entrancing tale, true to the original “one thousand and one Arabian nights,” full of genies, wizards, magic caves, exotic princesses, and an elephant! Half life-size rod puppets and mystical special effects make this production exciting theater.
Date: 2/28/20, 3/5/20, 3/13/20, 3/19/20
Time: 11:00 AM
Length of Event: 50 minutes
Location: The Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park (Follow the signs for the Clara Barton National Historic Site,
Main Parking Lot Address: 5801 Oxford Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.)
Content Area: 
English/Literature, Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Diversity, Puppetry
Grades: K-6
Ticket capacity: 50 per date


Spring Lottery

Programs offered between April and June will be available for registration in the Spring Lottery, beginning Monday, March 2nd.

Sleeping Beauty 
Presented by: The Puppet Co.
With the spectacle and artistry the troupe has been known for, The Puppet Co’s production of Sleeping Beauty combines romance and adventure. The story includes fairies and frogs, kings and queens and, of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her.
Date: 4/3/20, 4/23/20, 4/30/20
Time: 11:00 AM
Length of Event: 40 minutes
Location: The Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park (Follow the signs for the Clara Barton National Historic Site,
Main Parking Lot Address: 5801 Oxford Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.)
Content Area: 
English/Literature, Arts, Puppetry
Grades: PreK-3rd
Ticket capacity: 50 per date

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Presented by: The Puppet Co.
When Snow White meets seven vertically challenged bachelors, she discovers that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, and that friendship and teamwork make any challenge smaller.  Based on the Grimm fairytale, this production takes the Puppet Co.’s usual sideways view of the popular story, giving it timeliness and humor for adults as well as kids.
Date: 6/5/20, 6/11/20, 6/19/20
Time: 11:00 AM
Length of Event: 50 minutes
Location: The Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park (Follow the signs for the Clara Barton National Historic Site,
Main Parking Lot Address: 5801 Oxford Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.)
Content Area: 
English/Literature, Arts, Diversity, Puppetry
Grades: PreK-3rd
Ticket capacity: 50 per date

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