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Hop aboard a train to the 1920s to find the friendliest inventor you'll ever meet! ''The Snowflake Man'' tells the story of Wilson ''Snowflake'' Bentley, the self-educated farmer and scientist who attracted world attention when he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal. This charming production combines art, science, and a little known piece of New England history to magical effect!About the Performer:
PuppetKabob is an award-winning touring puppet company founded in 2001 by artist Sarah Frechette. Sarah is a puppeteer, designer and arts educator whose work has been experienced in theaters, museums, art galleries, TV and film.
PuppetKabob's show ''The Snowflake Man'' was inspired by two New England spirits: that of Wilson ''Snowflake'' Bentley, pioneer of snowflake photography, and Sarah's Grandfather. Behind all of the puppet shows Sarah creates is the memory of her Vermont heritage, her grandparents, and her relatives who work with their hands and with their hearts.
The performance of ''The Snowflake Man'' blends Czech-style marionettes, miniatures, pop-up paper art, music and live storytelling to convey historical information in a fun, dramatic, and personal way. This production has been featured at the Puppeteers of America National Puppetry Festival and was awarded the 2011 UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence.
Table top marionettes. Recommended for ages 4 and up.