Puppet Crimes

On Saturday August 12th at 7 PM Jana Zeller and Kalob Martinez present original hand puppet pieces at Sandglass Theater.

Kasper and Gretel by Jana Zeller

This raucous hand puppet piece features traditional German hand puppet heroes Kasper and Gretel, as they struggle with the duties of a married couple inside an old shack. The action turns comical, tragic and grotesque as the two juggle the baby, their chores and making money, dream of a better future and hide a dangerous secret from each other.


El Beto by Kalob Martinez














El Beto is a bilingual one man adaptation of Macbeth molded in the world of the Mexican drug cartels.  Performed and created by Kalob Martinez and a cast of hand puppets.


Jana Zeller grew up in a family of internationally touring puppeteers and started working as a designer and painter for the theater in her teens. As a set painter and designer she has worked for the theater, opera, TV, and the movies, and has designed and built a wide range of puppets. She founded her own puppet company and has created three full-length puppet shows for adults. Her work has been presented in the US, Canada, Mexico, Germany and India. For the past two years Jana has been enjoying performing for family audiences and touring with her sister, presenting a show that the two girls inherited from their mother Ines.

Kalob Martinez has performed with Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Alley Theatre (Houston), Main Street Theatre (Houston), Houston Shakespeare Festival, and was an Associate Artist for the Classical Theatre Company (Houston) 2009-2013. He is an MFA candidate in their Puppet Arts Program at the University of Connecticut, where he created his solo production, “El Beto,” based on MacBeth. Kalob is also a Fight Choreographer.

These shows are appropriate for ages fourteen and up. Tickets prices are $16 for general admission and $14 for students and seniors.  Please reserve your tickets at (802) 387 – 4051 or at info@sandglasstheater.org


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