A New Paradise
September 14th and 15th, 2019 10am-4pm at Retreat Farm
Puppets in Paradise, Sandglass Theater’s most beloved community event and biennial fundraiser, returns for its 8thedition. Now in partnership with Retreat Farm in Brattleboro, this year welcomes an exciting roster of first-time and returning performers including Joshua Holden, Chad Williams, Finn Campman, Liz Joyce, Faye Dupras, Rose Friedman and Justin Lander, Honey Goodenough, Cynthia Parker-Houghton, Eva Lansberry, Elena Day and Sandglass co-founders Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass with Julia J. Slone. Throughout each day the puppet performances will repeat four times and the puppet parade will process three times. Schedules and maps will be given at the gate; visitors can easily experience the full program in any 2 1/2 hour time period.
In addition to the short form puppet shows, Sandglass is pleased to announce musical entertainment and local food trucks each day:
Both days include an accordion welcome by Robert Tucker. Saturday’s musical performances are: Ben Carr and Melissa Dawson (10AM-1PM) and The DiTrani Brothers (1PM-4PM). Sunday will present Larry Siegel and Laurie Indenbaum (10AM-1PM) and Singcrony (Ruth Allard, Andrea Matthews, Carrie Walker, Beth Kiendl) (1PM-4PM).
The four exciting food trucks include: Wood Fired Pizza, Dosa Kitchen, Jamaican Jewelz, Grafton Market and Cai's Dim Sum Teahouse & Catering.
Puppets in Paradise runs from 10am to 4pm, last performance begins at 3pm. A hay wagon will facilitate accessibility options for most performance locations situated amidst the Retreat grounds including the forest, farmyards, pastures and livestock. Enjoy a weekend celebration of artistry, community and history thanks to support from Vermont State Employee Credit Union, New Chapter, and the Windham Foundation.
$12 adults, $10 children/students/seniors, $8 per person for families of four and up, EBT and medicaid cardholders. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Tickets purchased in advance can be used at any time of the day.