Winter Sunshine puppet series enters its 15th year
PUTNEY - Sandglass Theatre has been celebrating the magic and warmth of puppetry for young audiences with the annual Winter Sunshine Series running throughout the month of March. Winter Sunshine provides a lively respite from the cold, a creative interlude between snow shoveling and wood schlepping that brightens the darkness of Vermont winter months with laughter. Headed into its 15th year, this series aims to bring cheer and entertainment to families at affordable prices. Audiences can enjoy hot chocolate and freshly baked concessions for performances, puppetry workshops, a popup puppet shop, and school engagements.
On Saturday, March 19, at 11 am and 2 pm, Sandglass will present their newest show for families, “Oma,” with a special musical score composed by Molly Gawler and the Gawler Family Band. This new family show by Shoshana Bass and Jana Zeller is an intergenerational tale that revolves around Grandma or “Oma.” It is her birthday and all are preparing for the celebration. While the grown-ups manage work phone calls, playdate logistics, and other such tasks, the children get into mischief with party decorating, present wrapping, and cake baking.
Finally they all gather around for one of Oma’s stories told in yarn. One character emerges from the tangle of wool and nearly ruins the party. But not to worry, all ends well at Oma’s house.
Tickets for all Winter Sunshine shows are $9 general admission or $7.50 for Medicaid/EBT cardholders. For more information and to purchase tickets visit sandglasstheater.org.