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Winter Sunshine Puppetry Series presents Oma by Sandglass Theater
March 19th 11am and 2pm
Putney, VT- Sandglass will present their own newest show for families, Oma, with a special musical score composed by Molly Gawler and the Gawler Family Band. Oma says that knitting is not just pom pom hats and sweaters. Oma’s knitting contains whole stories! This new family show by Shoshana Bass and Jana Zeller is an intergenerational tale that revolves around Grandma or “Oma.” It is her birthday and all are preparing for the celebration. While the grown-ups manage work phone calls, playdate logistics and other such tasks, the children get into mischief with party decorating, present wrapping, cake baking. Finally they all gather around for one of Oma’s stories told in yarn. One character emerges from the tangle of wool and nearly ruins the party. But not to worry, all ends well at Oma’s house.
Kits can be picked up at the Putney Public library or collected at home.
Materials you will need:
cardstock or thick paper
strip of cardboard
“…thank you for the invitation to the Sandglass Theater’s recent performance of Oma here at school. Our pre-k class was absolutely beside themselves! I loved watching the childrens’ outbursts of laughter at the hilarity of certain scenes, and their rapt and earnest attention to the story as it unfolded. They clearly loved the show, as did the teachers. This performance was one of the best things I’ve seen at TGS in all my [many] years teaching. Such a joy! Please thank the artists, from all of us!” — Ken Brautigam, Preschool Teacher, The Grammar School
“It was truly wonderful and everyone had a big
dose of joy!”
— Herve Pelletier, Putney Central School
There will be one more weekend of Winter Sunshine in March. Visit sandglasstheater.org to learn more about the exciting upcoming programming and to purchase tickets. There you can also visit the online shop full of homemade puppets for purchase.
This series is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies. Tickets for all Winter Sunshine shows are $9 general admission, or $7.50 for Medicaid cardholders. The great enthusiast can purchase a pass for all four shows for only $30. Due to audience capacity restrictions, festival pass holders must make reservations for performances in advance. Sandglass Theater is an accessible, 60-seat theater located right off of I91, exit 4 in the heart of Putney, Vermont.