Who knew that in addition to super-fresh seafood, easy access to mountains and the ocean, and proximity to my family, our move would bring us to “the heart of the most fertile puppetry-producing region of the country.”?* And that proximity would make us neighbors to the best-kept secret in Boston, The Puppet Showcase Theatre?
Yesterday we took Charlotte to her first professional (i.e., non-birthday party) puppet show, in a theatre dedicated to nothing but puppets. We had no idea what to expect beyond a puppet-rendition of Rumplestilskin. We were all delighted by Dream Tale Puppets’ production of the tale, performed by two puppeteers and five tabletop puppets. A perfect 60-minutes long, the show captured Charlotte’s complete attention. She was delighted by the puppets and the story (a girl becomes a queen, just her speed). We thought the staging was terrific and the story well-told. Lots of good giggling was done by all.
Stay tuned to learn about how this performance inspired Charlotte’s activities for the rest of the day and this morning.