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Puppetry Comes to Hamilton College

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Posted January 22, 1996
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The Sandglass Theater of Putney, Vt. will hold a series of workshops on the art of puppetry at Hamilton College, on Monday, Jan. 29, through Friday, Feb. 2. Throughout the week, company members will speak on a variety of topics including puppet building, puppetry for young children and manipulation of puppets. All workshops are free and open to the general public.

In addition, the Sandglass Theater will present two shows for the general public. The first performance, The Box Show, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m., in Minor Theater. The show is geared for children, ages four and up, but adults will also marvel at the imagery and fantasy that is brought to life by company member, Ines Zeller Bass.

The second performance, The Village Child, will be presented on Friday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m., in Minor Theater. This show contains more mature themes and is a work of images, created with actors, puppets, scenic elements and music. It is an often comic piece, with music by the classical computer-music composer, Charles Dodge. It is full of vaudeville-style theatricality as well as dream-like imagery. Nearly 20 hand-crafted puppets are used, together with actors, to evoke the magic of the piece. Tickets for both performances are $5 for adults and $3 for students and children. Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call 859-4269 weekday afternoons.

SCHEDULED WORKSHOPS (all events are in Minor Theater)

Mon. Jan. 29 Puppetry for Young Children.

3-6 pm Developing a storyboard, building a puppet, educational uses. For education students, teachers, parents and community.

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