Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Saturday, April 26 is Brookline Day of Puppetry

Town of Brookline’s Board of Selectmen has declared Saturday, April 26, as “Brookline Day of Puppetry.”
This proclamation was requested by the Sarah Lamstein, Board President of the Puppet Showplace Theatre, and John Lechner, President of the Boston Area Guild of Puppetry.
The Puppet Showplace Theatre and the Boston Area Guild of Puppetry will present a community event on April 26 in celebration of the 10th Annual National Day of Puppetry. The event will take place at the Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline Village from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The National Day of Puppetry was instituted by the Puppeteers of America in 1998 with the purpose of promoting and elevating the art of puppetry through awareness and education.
The Pupper Showplace Theatre and the Boston Area Guild of Puppetry are proud to receive this endorsement and recognition from Town officials. As well, both organizations are honored to have received support for the event from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as state agency. The Day of Puppetry is also sponsored by local businesses, including Inner Space, Chobee Hoy Associates Real Estate, Dr. Haleh Azar, Ligris & Associates LLP, Urban Realty, Whole Foods Market, and Feet of Clay Studios.
Free workshops, demonstrations, and hands-on activities in the art of puppetry will be presented throughout the day. Two performances of the award winning Perry Alley Theatre’s Snow White & Other Tales will be presented at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets for these performances are $10 general admission, $8 for PST members.
The Brookline Day of Puppetry activities are designed for families with children ages 3-10.
Reservations for the performances are strongly recommended. The Puppet Showplace Theatre is located at 32 Station Street, Brookline across from the Brookline Village T Stop on the
Green D Line and is wheelchair accessible.

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