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Early Childhood Puppet Theater
Penny Jones & Co present
THE CIRCUS AND SEBASTIAN

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NOW Saturday and Sunday Shows!

A puppet ballet to the rollicking music of Kabalevsky’s symphonic suite, The Comedians. Sebastian, a park attendant, yearns for a job with the Circus. But the lion roars at him, the horse throws him, the elephant sits on him and the ballerina snubs him. He is fired and despairs until a circus dog teaches him the art of tightrope waking.

“An utterly charming and exquisite show. The puppets are glorious” -Gannet Newspapers

“Delightful ”
– New York Magazine

​“It’s a charmer”
– WNYC
DATES:
Saturday January 21st
Sunday January 29th
Saturday February 18th
Sunday February 26th
Saturday March 4th

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT www.pennypuppets.org
or CASH ONLY at the door 30 minutes before the show
Tickets are $10 for all ages
Show Times: 11 AM & 2:30 PM
All Ages – Great for 3 to 8
Stroller Parking
Shows Run about 45 Minutes
Information: (212) 924-0525
www.pennypuppets.org

Where: Westbeth Community Room 155 Bank Street New York, NY
(enter through Bank Street courtyard).

BUS AND SUBWAY: M14A, M11, M20, (2 blocks)
A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3 (5 or 6 blocks)

“A Child’s first experience with theater is important and forming. Quality counts.”
Penny Jones

PENNY JONES & CO. PUPPETS has been a mainstay of children’s theater in New York since the 1970’s. The company specializes in informal puppet shows for children aged three to eight, and puppet ballets with live music for audiences of adults, children or both. The company performs in collaboration with chamber ensembles and orchestras. The repertory includes adaptations of classical works as well as original stories and scores. In schools, the company has performed hundreds of times, and Penny has a wide variety of programs from puppet pageants with a cast and crew of 30 to 90 school children, to workshops for small classes, and Penny’s “One on One” – interweaving puppetry, storytelling, movement and arts.

The company has appeared on television, in the Henson International Puppet Festival at the Public Theatre, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, at BAM with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, at City Center, Avery Fisher Hall, and in museums including The Museum of the City of New York, The Children’s Museum of New York, the American Museum of Natural History, at Emelin, Wave Hill, the Washington Square Music Festival, at venues from Macy’s to Barnes & Noble, and with orchestras at Bargemusic, Casa de España, Greenwich House Music School, with the New Jersey Symphony, out on the Hudson Piers, up on the Highline and many, many, more…

MUTATION SHOW

THE MUTATION SHOW A Film Screening

MUTATION SHOW

A film screening of the 1973 Open Theater production, directed by Joe Chaikin

Performance by The Open Theater, directed by Joseph Chaikin, a fluid montage of scenes, ideas and personalities, mostly created by the actors themselves in rehearsal, called “the mutation show.” With Joseph Chaikin, Raymond Barry, Shami Chaikin, Tina Shepard, Paul Zimet, Ellen Maddow, Tom Lillard, Jo Ann Schidman, presenting such characters as the tinker, the petrified man, the bird lady, the man who smiles, and the man who hits himself, a boy in a box, the animal girl, the ringmaster. Often the “language” is sound without dialogue. Often the “plot” refers to primal processes like learning to walk, learning civilization. At the conclusion each actor introduces himself/herself and gives background, biography, description of family, hair, eyes, etc. Each actor holds an early picture of himself. 1973.”