Puppet Crimes at Sandglass Theater

Friday and Saturday October 12th and 13th, 7:30 PM

Kasper and Gretel


Jana Zeller will be presenting a work-in-progress showing of her adult show Kasper and Gretel. 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.

Jana Zeller grew up in a family of international puppeteers and started working 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. In 2001 she founded her own puppet company Spybird Theater and has performed her works in the US, Canada, Mexico, Germany and India. For the past two years she has been touring with her sister, presenting a cherished childrens puppet show that the two sisters inherited from their mother.

Tickets are $14 for students and seniors and $16 for general admission. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling (802)387-4051 or email info@sandglasstheater.org.

Kasper and Gretel in Puppet Crimes from Jana Zeller on Vimeo.

Jana Zeller’s Kasper and Gretel in Puppet Crimes

Many thanks to the Jim Henson Foundation for the workshop grant to support the development of Puppet Crimes.


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