Blog Archives

Every year, Sandglass Theater is host to scores of world-class performances.

Winter Sunshine Series 2017

Saturday March 18th

Double Image Theater Lab: I Laid An Egg

 I laid an EggMargot goes on an adventure with her imaginary pal, Egg, in a world made of evocative shadows and quirky household items.  A nonverbal interactive show filled with unexpected surprises and discoveries that presents a poetic journey for the child in all of us.

Voices of Community 2016

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Voices of Community: Art, Food, Shelter, Justice

a presentation of Sandglass Theater and Next Stage Arts Project

November 13-20, 2016


Voices of Community brings together artists,

first full work-in-progress showing of Babylon

To purchase tickets for Babylon at Next Stage please click here

Tickets are $18 general admission and $16 for seniors and students.  The performances are on Friday and Saturday April 28 & 29,

BRAD SHUR – Cardboard Explosion

Due to circumstances beyond our control,
this show has been cancelled.
Cardboard Explosion
Brad Shur of Puppet Showplace (MA)
April 9, 2016 at 1:00PM and 3:00PM


Get ready to exercise your imagination in this brand new and highly interactive show!

FAYE DUPRAS – The Great Red Ball Rescue

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The Great Red Ball Rescue
Faye Dupras (MA)
March 19, 2016 at 1:00PM and 3:00PM
All seats are $8

Tickets for 1:00PM Show

Tickets for 3:00PM Show

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.

NAPPY’S PUPPETS – Shadows From Around the World


Shadows Around the World
Saturday January 23, 2016 at 1:00PM and 3:00PM
Tickets are $8

Sandglass will kick off the popular Winter Sunshine series, with favorite shadow puppeteer, Jim Napolitano and his show “Shadows Around the World”.

New Visions series presents “Bitter Fruits and Combat Boots”

Bitter Fruits and Combat Boots: a Hip Hopera
by Redwing Blackbird Theater and Not4Prophet

Friday, November 6, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 7, 7:30pm

Tickets are $16 general,

“Of Bread and Paper” by Company of Strangers

Saturday, November 28

Tickets are $16 general, $13 students and seniors
Get tickets online here or by calling 802-387-4051

Sandglass Theater welcomes the return of Company of Strangers’ Of Bread and Paper on Thanksgiving weekend.  

2015 Winter Sunshine Series

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WonderSpark Puppets (NY)
January 31

Chad and Z of WonderSpark Puppets return to Sandglass with their latest piece for family audiences. Three Little Pigs build their houses of hay, wood and bricks – but can they withstand the Big Bad Wolf?

Honoring Peter Schumann

This year’s Puppets in the Green Mountains festival: Walking to the Borders featured 10 days of theater and dialogue all dedicated to ideas of social justice and exploring the concept of “us and them.” The idea of using puppetry to explore,

The Trio de Pumpkintown

Stories, Songs and Magic Lantern Projections From An Imaginary New England Village


Tim Eriksen and the
Trio de Pumpkintown
October 17th, 7:30pm

Tickets available online
or by phone (802)387-4051

Tim Eriksen (voice/guitar),

A Big Thanks!


Sandglass Theater is celebrating the completion of our 9th Puppets in the Green Mountain Festival, where we presented inspiring theater to over 3500 people, including about 900 school kids, over 10 days of a wide range of events. We could not have even begun planning this festival,

Eric Bass Invites Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to Puppets in the Green Mountains

Eric Bass, Co-Founder of Sandglass Theater, recently wrote to Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to invite him to Vermont for the ninth edition of the Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival, to take place September 11-20, 2015.

Dear Senator McCain,

Eric Bass and Carlton Turner: Vermont Public Radio

RacePeace_Vermong_HS_KIds_HR (63 of 65)On May 6, Eric Bass of Sandglass Theater and Carlton Turner of M.U.G.A.B.E.E. spoke with VPR’s Vermont Edition about the recently-completed Race Peace residency and its impact upon the local community.

Race Peace Comes to Brattleboro


RACE has crystallized as a crucial, defining issue of our nation and our era. Every week, we read about another incident involving the death of an unarmed African-American man, or the punishing, irrational marginalization of a person of color. This issue belongs to all of us,

“Circus Minimus” – Kevin O’Keefe

Kevin Okeefe.postersmApril 11th at 1pm and 3pm
at Sandglass Theater

Kevin O’Keefe will bring his joyous, playful and raucous good time of a show to the Sandglass stage. Circus Minimus,

“African Adventure Tales” – Crabgrass Puppet Theatre

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at Sandglass Theater

Two funny folktales from Africa come to life with vibrant puppets, spectacular scenery, and an infectious musical score. “Koi and the Kola Nuts”

“Isidor’s Cheek” – Ines Zeller Bass

Isidors cheek.sqFebruary 28th at 1pm and 3pm
at Sandglass Theater

“Lazy Isidor never went out, he just stayed at home merely lolling about…” So begins the song, which begins the story,

“Three Little Pigs” – WonderSpark Puppets

WSS2015.WonderSpark.webJanuary 31st  2015 at 1pm and 3pm
at Sandglass Theater

This classic tale, presented by WonderSpark Puppets, is retold with hilarious puppet pigs and a silly wolf –

Three Major Grants Support Sandglass Festival and Programming

Sandglass Theater has been awarded three grants that guarantee the next Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival in September, as well as other programs in 2015. A grant of $30,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will support Sandglass’ 2015 presenting season,