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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

RUMPELSTILSKIN

STORY AND PUPPET TIME

 

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Dream Tale Puppets
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RUMPELSTILSKIN    

Rumpelstilskin follows the well known fairy tale about a girl whose father, the Miller, loved her so much that he made up stories about her unusual talents. Truthfulness wasn’t something the Miller cared much about, but after he bragged to the king whose treasury coffers where empty, he put his only child into big trouble. His daughter Kathleen had to spin straw into gold or lose her life! Fortunately, an odd looking stranger jumped straight into the story and offered the help. Accepting help from strangers is always risky business, and that is how it was this time. After the king married Kathleen and made her into the queen, she gave her royal husband a child -- but she was faced with losing it all if she could not pass one more test: finding well hidden word – the name of mysterious stranger.
This 40- 45 minutes long show features five beautifully crafted table-top puppets brought to life by two masterful puppeteers: Jacek Zuzanski and Norina Reif or Margaret Moody.

 

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The best audience size: up to 200 children.
Children should be seated on the floor 2-3 feet away from stage area.
Audience age: 4 – 10 years old
Minimum stage size: 16’ wide x 10’ deep.

We require two banquet size tables
Set up time: 1 and a half an hour. Strike time: 1 hour
Corresponds to Subject/curriculum areas: Language Arts: Fairy Tales.

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Shows

Our shows are ideal for preschool and school assemblies, library reading programs, museum events, summer schools, children’s hospitals, parties, and similar events. We address children aged 3-8, but older children and parents enjoy them as well. Usually we stay with our audience for 10-15 minutes after the show to answer questions, and allow children to meet the puppets.

Possible Funding Source: Massachusetts Cultural Council – If we schedule a show with you well in advance, we can apply for a grant partially funding the presentation.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK  

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Jack and the Beanstalk is a joyous, original adaptation of the classic tale about poor Jack who went to sell his cow and came home with three magic beans. Jack’s daring adventure up the huge beanstalk helps him and his mother out of their difficult financial situation, even if his mother is a bit worried about the moral issues surrounding this unusual way to acquire wealth. The show is created in a Story and Puppet Time format where one performer provides narration and gives voices to the characters and a second performer operates hand puppets, figure puppets, and a marionette, and performs in mask. The show is 45 - 50 minutes long and is addressed to chamber audiences of up to 70 children and caregivers.

The best audience size: up to 70 children and caregivers.
Children should be seated on the floor 2-3 feet away from stage area.
Audience age: 3 - 10 years old
Minimum stage size: 14’ wide x 10’ deep.
Set up time: 1 and a half an hour. Strike time: 1 hour
Corresponds to subject/curriculum areas: Language Arts: Fairy Tales.

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STORY AND PUPPET TIME

Story and Puppet Time features two charming 25-minute-long puppet shows - “Three Little Pigs” and “Little Red Riding Hood.” Both are created with a small audience in mind. These adventures of children’s favorite characters

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take place on top and around a cloth covered table. In “Three Little Pigs” we use four rod puppets (pigs) and one hand puppet (wolf), and some homebuilding materials.  The little girl in a red hood, her mom, and her grandma are played by table top puppets, with the same wolf puppet starring as the antagonist. The first show follows the traditional tale. In the second show we did not allow the wolf to eat grandma. She managed to hide, but apart of that the story is as chilling as the original with some comic relief. There are two performers - one narrating and giving voices to the puppets, and another bringing puppets to life through motion. Performers are: Jacek Zuzanski (puppeteer) and one of three narrators/ voice actors: Mary Almeida, Norina Reif or Diane Quaid.

We perform either show or both with an intermission. Usually after the show the performers, puppets, and props are available for children to meet us, get a closer look, ask questions, and talk.

The best audience size: 40 – 70 children.
Children should be seated on the floor 2-3 feet away from stage area.
Audience age: 3 – 8 years old
Stage minimal size: 12’ wide x 7 deep
We require one banquet size table and 1 hour and 15 minutes to set the stage.
Corresponds to Subject/curriculum areas: Language Arts: Fairy Tales.


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