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Puppets Around the World
Shadows Around the World
by Nappy's Puppets
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 10:30AM

at Puppet Showplace Theatre
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA 02445


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Show Description:
Travel the world with shadows, stories, and songs! For thousands of years, man has manipulated puppets, and one of the oldest and most wonderful forms is shadow puppetry. In this fun and interactive show, you'll meet everyone from elegant Chinese Emperors to topsy-turvy Turkish tricksters, all with the hilarious Jim Napolitano as your guide! Experience world cultures and history, the oral tradition of story telling, and the development of shadow puppetry as an art form.

About the Performer:
Jim Napolitano, a.k.a. “Uncle Nappy,” is a Connecticut native and one of America’s most-loved shadow puppeteers. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut’s Puppet Arts program, and has taught puppetry to students of all ages throughout New England. For over 20 years Nappy’s Puppets has toured nationally to theatres, festivals, libraries, and museums, delighting audiences of all ages with quality shadow theatre productions. Jim has also worked extensively as a freelance artist and puppeteer. As a member of Bits and Pieces Puppet Theatre he performed musicals with giant puppets across the country and around the world, including at the National Cultural Center in Japan and the National Theatre in Taiwan. His television credits include Between the Lions, The Book of Pooh, and segments for Nickelodeon, Scholastic Home Video, and HBO Pictures. He currently resides in Connecticut with his wife and two children.


Mainstage performances are recommended for ages 3 & up. For more detailed recommendations, consult with Box Office Staff.


The Jim Henson Foundation Massachusetts Cultural Council New England Foundation for the Arts Brookline Community Foundation Brookline Commission for the Arts email: boxoffice@puppetshowplace.org