Songbird Sessions: Catskill Puppet Theater
On Sunday, August 8 at 2PM, the West Kortright Centre presents a free family puppet show, Sister Rain and Brother Sun, by Catskill Puppet Theater. This event is part of The WKC’s Songbird Sessions, a series of free outdoor events for families, and is made possible by a grant from The A. Lindsay & Olive B. O’Connor Foundation.
Rain or shine, either in open air or under the event tent, as dictated by the weather. Attendees will want to bring lawn seating and rain and/or sun protection. If you did not make a reservation before 5 on Saturday, show up a little bit early to sign in.
Donations are welcome.
Masks are required for all unvaccinated individuals (including children) when social distancing cannot be maintained. Masks strongly encouraged for all attendees.
Catskill Puppet Theater excels at addressing important issues by gently teaching life lessons in a powerful, entertaining, and memorable way. Using art, music, drama, and American folk culture, the team carries on the living tradition of the old traveling puppet troupes, transforming spaces into rich fantasy worlds with their full sets, colorful scenery, and large, exquisitely crafted puppets.
Sister Rain and Brother Sun is a musical nature-tale, featuring a delightful blend of humor, drama, magical special effects, and audience participation. The story is acted out by large, animated rod puppets with finely chiseled features and elaborate costumes. Some of the characters include Mother Nature, Little Bear, Sister Rain, and Brother Sun— a huge, talking sun face seven feet in diameter with movable mouth and eyes. When Sister Rain becomes jealous of Brother Sun and stops watering the Earth, Mother Nature and the audience must join forces to save the day! This show includes plenty of lively original music and excites an audience of adults and older folks as well as children.
Please call (607) 278-5454 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Catskill Puppet Theater has been touring internationally, enchanting young and old with their delightful musical productions since 1979.
Combining backgrounds in art, music, drama, & American folk culture the team has received accolades from such premiere venues as the Calgary, Winnepeg and Ottawa International Children's Festivals, The New England Puppetry and Family Theater Series, the New York State Museum's Kid's Series, and hundred of schools, libraries, fairs, and festivals.
The Catskill Puppet Theater takes great pride in carrying on in the living tradition of the old traveling puppet troupes, bringing high quality children's theater to over 100,000 people each year!
2021 West Kortright Centre arts and community programs are funded in part by our members, by contributors to the 2021 Program Fund Drive, by the Bert Santora Trust and by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O'Connor Foundation and the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation.