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Don’t Make Me Get Dressed by The Gottabees

Storrs, CT EST
For every child who has struggled to get into their clothes first thing in the morning (and for every parent who has fought valiantly in the battleground of the morning routine), comes Don't Make Me Get Dressed – a gloriousl… read more

Hao Bang Ah, Dragon! by Chinese Theatre Works

Storrs, CT EST
Hao Bang Ah, Dragon! is the most recent in the series of Chinese Theatre Works’s hand-puppet productions celebrating the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Each year, the reigning Zodiac animal spirit presides over a mix of t… read more

The Legend of the Banana Kid by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

Storrs, CT EST
Little Chucky heads to the Wild West to outwit outlaws in this cowboy adventure!  With a fistful of bananas, Chucky rides into town on his trusty goat for a showdown with Big Bad Bart and his gang of bandits. The Legend of t… read more
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Past Events

Little Red Ridinghood by A Couple of Puppets

Little Red Ridinghood by A Couple of Puppets

Storrs, CT
Children squeal with delight throughout this traditional tale with a twist performed by Liz Joyce of A Couple of Puppets. Find out what happens when Little Red gets mixed up with Porquoi the pig, who is in the wrong story. Complete with changing scenery, music and charming hand puppets, this show w…
Saturday, February 24 2024 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Rojo 2024: Hazel's Hands

Rojo 2024: Hazel's Hands

Storrs, CT
Hazel’s Hands,  by  Carlos Fruzzetti Age Recommendations: 14+  An ensemble project with heightened language, that brings to light the things that haunt us. Hazels’ Hands is a project that was devised over seven years in collaboration with countless artists, culminating in an iteration of its sto…
Thursday, January 25 2024 7:30 PM 9:10 PM

The Three Billy Goats Gruff & The Lion and the Mouse by Pumpernickel Puppets

The Three Billy Goats Gruff & The Lion and the Mouse by Pumpernickel Puppets

Storrs, CT
Two classic tales make up this wonderful animal-inspired show by John McDonough of Pumpernickel Puppets from Worcester MA. In his modern adaptation of the famous Norwegian folk tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff,  three quick-witted goats outsmart the green, snaggletooth troll who lives under a bridg…
Saturday, November 18 2023 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

A Slice of Crazy Pie by Madison J. Cripps

A Slice of Crazy Pie by Madison J. Cripps

Storrs, CT
Step into the enchantment of A Slice of Crazy Pie, a mesmerizing cabaret-style marionette puppet show meticulously crafted by Madison J Cripps. Since 2006, this captivating production weaves interests, viewpoints, and eccentricities into a spellbinding journey. Characters like Pinkey the Mayor and …
Saturday, December 2 2023 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Rojo 2024: A Shorter Scottish Play

Rojo 2024: A Shorter Scottish Play

Storrs, CT
A Shorter Scottish Play,  by  Danny Kelly. A radical distillation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, using the first two acts of the play. Sound and movement will immerse the audience in the themes within the text. Danny Kelly (they/he) is a multi-focused director, actor, singer, mover, makeup artist, and…
Friday, January 26 2024 10:00 PM 10:30 PM

Rojo 2024: Nothing Really Matters

Rojo 2024: Nothing Really Matters

Storrs, CT
Nothing Really Matters,  by  Abigail Baird This one-woman show combines puppetry, aerial work, and digital animation about confronting fear of the thing you need the most. Apprpopriate for all ages. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the MFA in Puppet Arts. Abigail Baird is a creati…
Fri, Jan 26 2024 8:00 PM Sat, Jan 27 2024 3:00 PM

Rojo 2024: WOW

Rojo 2024: WOW

Storrs, CT
by Sydney Dubitsky A palindrome (reads the same from the end to the beginning as it does from the beginning to the end) that explores the story of two characters primarily through choreographed movement. Running time: 15 minutes
Friday, January 26 2024 6:00 PM 6:15 PM

Rojo 2024: Alice's Adventures

Rojo 2024: Alice's Adventures

Storrs, CT
Alice’s Adventures,  by  Evan Wolfgang Using puppetry, movement, and a compact and vibrant ensemble of actors, Alice’s Adventures brings to life Lewis Carroll’s whimsical stories and colorful characters in an absurdist drama about growing up and discovering who you are in an ever-changing world. …
Sunday, January 28 2024 4:00 PM 4:50 PM

Rojo 2024: Not My Grandmother's Daughter | Paloma and the New Death

Rojo 2024: Not My Grandmother's Daughter | Paloma and the New Death

Storrs, CT
This is a Double Bill   Not My Grandmother’s Daughter,  by  Harley Walker for ages 15+Not My Grandmother’s Daughter is a new work that explores the relationship a young womanhas with her mother through the relationship she has with her grandmother. She interconnectsthe history of their hands thr…
Saturday, January 27 2024 4:00 PM 5:30 PM

Rojo 2024: Perfect Christmas Cookies

Rojo 2024: Perfect Christmas Cookies

Storrs, CT
Perfect Christmas Cookies,  by  Carrie Fowler Perfect Christmas Cookies is an original hand puppet musical with book and lyrics by Carrie Fowler and music by Carrie Fowler and Silvia Gopalakrishnan. It follows the story of Darla, an amateur baker, whose oven runs away with Ebenezer Scrooge on Chri…
Sat, Jan 27 2024 8:00 PM Sun, Jan 28 2024 3:00 PM

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