The Fisherman and His Wife

May 14, 2016, 10 AM

Puppet Shows

The puppet show in the Waldorf tradition features hand-sewn puppets, sumptuous plant-dyed silks, and a simple, age-appropriate performance style suited to young children's attention spans and level of awareness. A peaceful and enchanted mood prevails. Our puppet shows are appropriate for 3-8 year-olds. 

All performances are presented in the Lower Level of Compass Hall at 1 Jacklin Rd. in Newtown. Puppet shows are free, however The Puppetry Committee will happily accept a goodwill offering to support Women for Women International, an organization helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives:

Check our Calendar Page for upcoming shows.

2015-2016 Puppet Shows
October 2015: Rumpelstiltskin
March 5, 2016: The Frog Prince
May 14, 2016: The Fisherman and His Wife
Rumpelstiltskin, The Frog Prince, and The Fisherman and his Wife are all fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm
Rumpelstiltskin is about a miller who promises the king that his daughter can spin straw into gold, which she is not able to do. A magical little man promises to perform the impossible task for her, but expects a reward in return.
The Frog Prince takes place in a well, a castle, and a carriage. The main characters are a prince who’s been turned into a frog, a princess, her father the king, and the prince’s faithful servant, Iron Henry. The princess agrees to be friends with the frog after he helps her find her missing golden ball, but finds she has a hard time keeping her promise to him.
The Fisherman and his Wife live in a miserable hovel near the sea. One day when he is fishing, the fisherman catches a big flounder who actually is an enchanted prince.

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