The Great Red Ball Rescue
Faye Dupras (MA)
March 19, 2016 at 1:00PM and 3:00PM
All seats are $8
Sandglass’s beloved Winter Sunshine Series continues with a romp around the world in an upturned umbrella that will surprise and delight audiences of all ages. A family trip to the beach goes awry when a young boy’s favorite Red Ball is whisked away by the tides. Can he summon the courage to get it back? Join Jasper, a timid kid with a big imagination, as he sets out on an adventure across the ocean, under the waves, and up into the clouds. Along the way, he meets fantastical fortunetellers, thieving fishermen, and many mysterious creatures of the deep. Will he ever reclaim his favorite Red Ball from the clutches of the sea? Find out in this visually stunning production featuring multiple styles of puppetry, an original score, and lots of sea-faring fun!
Sandglass Theater’s Winter Sunshine series is Southern Vermont’s favorite puppet theater event for young audiences. Winter Sunshine provides a lively respite from the cold, a creative interlude between snow shoveling and wood schlepping, and the shine of laughter through the darkness of our Vermont winter months. Sandglass is headed into its 9th year of producing our family series. This series aims to bring some laughter, cheer and entertainment to family audiences, offering a range of live puppetry and theater performances for affordable prices.
This year Sandglass is heralded by the Winter Sunshine puppet, handmade by co-founder Ines Zeller Bass herself. This lovable puppet, who will teach you the Winter Sunshine theme song before every performance is looking for a special home. “Helios” will be raffled off through the duration of our series in order to help support the continuation of these events. Audiences can partake in hot chocolate and freshly baked concessions and enjoy the amazing antiques of our guest entertainers.
Faye Dupras is an award-winning puppeteer and educator who began her puppet journey almost twenty years ago when she had the good fortune to apprentice under Canada’s acclaimed puppeteer Noreen Young. Faye continued to work as a puppeteer while completing a BFA in Theater in Development from Concordia University followed by an MFA in Puppetry Arts from the University of Connecticut. This allowed for many diverse and exciting experiences performing around the world and designing, directing, and building for numerous puppet and theater companies in both Canada and the USA. Faye is the founding artistic director of Foreign Landscapes Productions, under which she has created several award winning production including By the Willow and Bird’s Eye View. Critics have described Faye’s work as “spellbinding,” “imaginative,” and “powerful.”
“My son said ‘I want to remember this forever!’ the first time he saw the underwater scene in Red Ball. Since then he’s been making Jasper puppets – your show has fired his imagination.”
– Alison Plante, Puppet Guild Member
“What an amazing show — magical and exciting and full of drama. I was transported. It is so wonderful to expose our children to such creativity and art. Thank you!”
– Sasha Chanoff, Parent
This show is funded in part by C&S Wholesale Grocers. Tickets for all Winter Sunshine shows are only $8 and are available online at http://sandglasstheater.org. Getting tickets in advance is highly encouraged as seating is limited. If you need assistance with your ticket purchase please call the box office at (802) 387-4051. You may also take your chances at the door, payable by cash or check. Sandglass Theater is an accessible, 60 seat theater located right off of I91, exit 4 in the heart of Putney, Vermont.