No Strings Marionette Company: The Cunning Little Vixen

 
When:
November 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am
2017-11-25T11:00:00-05:00
2017-11-25T11:15:00-05:00
Where:
Chandler Center for the Arts
71 N Main St
Randolph, VT 05060
USA
Cost:
$7
No Strings Marionette Company: The Cunning Little Vixen @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

With the puppeteers in full view, the audience experiences the magic first-hand as the marionettes are brought to life. The beloved artisans of the No Strings Marionette Company handcraft the beautiful puppets, props, and scenery with which they spin family-friendly tales both classic and original.

On a stroll in the woods on a sultry summer morning, forester Bartos encounters a fox kit. He nabs the young vixen to bring home as a pet for his grandson. The family dog, Catcher, teaches Sharp Ears how to live within the constrains of human rules.  But will a full belly and a safe life in a confined farm yard be enough for the vixen to compromise her wild ways?   

A cast of hand crafted marionettes, both wild and tame, populate the forest and farmyard of The Cunning Little Vixen. The performance, a tribute to the classic 1920 Czechoslovakian novel by Rudolf Tesnohlidek, engages the senses in a seamless blend of movement, music and masterful marionette manipulation.

Puppeteers Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson originally crafted a shorter version of this puppet play to open for the children’s opera “Brundibar”. Sharp-Ears’ compelling story warranted further investigation, and so this longer stage version was born. Told with minimal dialog to a soundtrack of eclectic music, No Strings Marionette Company hopes this story about triumph over injustice will allow audiences to connect with their own true nature.

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