Isidor’s Cheek

Isidor’s Cheek

by Ines Zeller Bass of Sandglass Theater

Saturday March 31st at 11 AM and 2 PM

Southern Vermont’s favorite puppet theater event for young audiences closes its eleventh season with a special farewell performance of Isidor’s Cheek by Sandglass co-founder Ines Zeller Bass.

These performances will include a celebratory recognition of this local puppet master and her contributions to the culture of our town and the field of puppetry. You may recognize this work from the mural at the Putney Central School. This will be the last time that Ines performs this beloved and extraordinary show:

One day, something drives Isidor from out of his little grey existence. His cheek runs away, and Isidor must search around the world to find it again. This is a world of color and beauty, as well as loneliness and even danger…

Isidor’s Cheek is conceived and performed by Ines Zeller Bass with design and puppets by her daughter, Jana Zeller and directed by her husband and creative partner, Eric Bass with music by Peter Tavalin.  Isidor’s Cheek was awarded an UNIMA Citation for Excellence in the Art of Puppetry in 1999 and has played for audiences around the world since it’s creation in 1997.

Reserving tickets in advance is highly encouraged as seating is limited. Ages 4 and up. You may also take your chances at the door, payable by cash or check. Tickets are $9 and available emailing (802) 387-4051.

Puppet Building Workshop

with Ines Zeller Bass and Jana Zeller


Under the masterful guidance of Sandglass co-founder Ines Zeller Bass and Sandglass company member Jana Zeller, participants will learn the basics of a customized rod puppet. The process will include modeling a head and hand, techniques for painting puppet faces, and a fabric body. From this foundational structure students will develop and invent their own unique puppet characters. Get your hand busy and your imagination fired up in this weekend long immersion into the ancient art of Puppetry!

  • Friday June 8 from 6 – 9 pm,
  • Saturday June 9 from 9 am – 4 pm and
  • Sunday June 10th from 9 am – noon.

Ines Zeller Bass, Instructor:
Co-Founder of Sandglass Theater and director of Sandglass Theater’s children’s programs. UNIMA Citation winner.

Jana Zeller, Instructor: Producer and Artist with Sandglass Theater.

Workshop takes place at Sandglass and the cost is $250 plus $25 for materials.
CLICK HERE to register

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