The Fairy Tailor

February 9, 2019 to February 10, 2019 11:00 am

Sandglass Theater

17 Kimball Hill Road, Putney, VT, 05346


Sandglass Theater’s beloved Winter Sunshine series kicks off the 12th season of puppet shows with The Fairy Tailor by Sarah Nolan on Saturday February 9th at 11 am and 2 pm at Sandglass Theater in the heart of Putney.

Magical beings are known for their great sense of fashion. But who stitches together all of their stories? Meet the Fairy Tailor, hard at work in her enchanted shop. Watch as everyday garments become extraordinary characters, and share stories of bravery, from “Little Red Riding Hood(ie),” to “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” With the audience’s help, the Fairy Tailor summons the courage to take a stand against a giant, crafting a solution that combines cleverness with creativity. This colorful, interactive production is guaranteed to inspire audiences of all ages.

Sarah Nolen is a puppeteer and filmmaker originally from Austin, Texas. As Puppet Showplace Theater’s resident artist, she performs regularly for youth and family audiences and teaches puppetry. Known nationally for her versatile, witty, and innovative work across multiple puppetry styles, she has appeared in the National Puppet Slam, at the Puppets in Paradise Festival, and the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. Sarah has toured internationally as part of the ensemble for Reverse Cascade, and has performed as principal puppeteer for the immersive multi-media show Pip’s Island in NYC. In Boston, she has worked closely with the Boston Pops Orchestra. In 2015, she received the Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship in support of her television pilot Treeples, a show geared towards empowering girls, which screened at film festivals across the U.S.

Come out for a lively respite from the cold, a creative interlude between snow shoveling and enjoy the shine of laughter. Recommended for all ages 4 and up
Tickets are $9/ticket. Shows for ages 4 and up.
Reservations highly recommended: or 802 387 4051.

On Sunday February 10 at the Putney General Store at 10 am kids can make their own Pizza Box Shadow Show in a workshop with Sarah Nolen. Sometimes Pizza Boxes can’t go in the recycling, so what do you do? Turn it into a puppet show, of course! In this workshop, Sarah Nolen guides you through the simple steps to turn an empty pizza box into a shadow puppet stage, and how to tell stories with shadow puppets. With this workshop, you can make a show and take it to go! Workshop fee $10. To sign up contact or call 802 387 4051.

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