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Puppets in Their Lairs

In workshops with children at the Foxborough Universalist Church, we made puppets that connected to two UU principles: the worth of the individual, and how we accept and learn from each other.

In four Sundays at Foxborough, I met puppets with fierce powers, puppets with fiercer powers, cats, happy and sad puppets. IMG_2584IMG_2585

I visited the puppets in their lairs. Unicorns live in the clouds, but near their pizza.IMG_2706

Penguins are happy in icy waters.IMG_2702

And pigs love snacks.IMG_2705

“Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven” — and at the Puppet Showplace

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Should you ask a monkey to take care of your heavenly peach garden? The Monkey King is thrilled to have a job in the heavens, but doesn’t play by the rules. Please join me for a tale of monkey trouble, performed with the Bu Dai Xi puppets and choreography I studied with Taiwan’s wonderful I Wan Traditional Puppet Troupe.

I’ll perform “Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven” at the Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, Massachusetts from Thursday to Sunday, November 15 to 18. Best for ages four and up.

More information: puppetshowplace.org

 

Meet the Fairies at Fairyland Pond!

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I hope you’ll join me and musicians Ann Wynne and Peter Lehman for Badger Meets the Fairies at Fairyland Pond in Concord. We’ll perform at the opening of this year’s Art Ramble,  The Umbrella’s art exhibit in the woods.  Meet the fairies, sing with them, make a playground structure from twigs and leaves. . . and see a forest full of nature-inspired art.  All ages are welcome and admission to the Ramble is free.

Sunday, September 16, 2:30 at the benches near Fairyland Pond, Hapgood-Wright Town Forest, intersection of Walden & Thoreau Streets, Concord. Followed by a reception for the Ramble.

Meet the musicians:

Ann Wynne sings with the Mystic Chorale and with her class of 5- year-olds at Great Expectations in Arlington. She also draws, paints and builds with students in her home studio, A Room for Art.

Peter Lehman plays plucked string instruments, including lute, mandolin and sometimes guitar. He also sings high and lonesome. Peter directs an unusual fusion band — the Foggy Mountain Consort, dedicated to performing musical genres from the Renaissance to blue grass.