Saturday, Apr 13, 2024 10:30a -
Monday, Apr 15, 2024 1:40p

Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station St.
Brookline, MA 02445

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$Tickets are $16/general admission, $12.50/members, $3 per ticket with Card to Culture (WIC, EBT, ConnectorCare)

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About the Show

Big Fox is only concerned with all the chores that must be done each season. Little Fox only wants to play with Bird. But when winter comes, Bird must fly away. Will Big Fox keep doing chores, or stop and play with Little Fox to cheer him up?

Set to Vivaldi’s violin compositions of the same name, The Four Seasons invites us to watch through Little Fox’s eyes as the seasons transform — with the help of innovative magnetic sets and charming and bright puppets designed by Estonian illustrator Kristiana Pärn.

Drama of Works is a New York-based, award-winning puppet theater company that travels the world with its imaginative shows. The Four Seasons is performed with brightly colored, modernist-influenced flat metal puppets — as if picture book illustrations peeled themselves off the page and came to life on stage! — in a contemporary twist on a style of puppetry known as “toy theater.”

This is Drama of Works’ first time performing on Puppet Showplace Theater’s Mainstage — don’t miss this fresh take on friends, feelings, and the passage of time!

Apr 13 (Sat): 10:30 am | 1:00 pm

Apr 14 (Sun): 10:30 am | 1:00 pm

Apr 15 (Mon): 10:30 am | 1:00 pm | 3:00 pm

All ages welcome, especially enjoyed by ages 5-8

Toy theater (flat table-top puppets)

Length: 40 minutes 

Language: wordless

From New York City!

Written by Drama of Works ensemble

Directed by Gretchen Van Lente 

Designed and built by Kristiana Pärn

Music by Antonio Vivaldi

About the Artist

Drama of Works is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed puppet theater company led by Artistic Director Gretchen Van Lente and celebrating its 25th-anniversary this year. Based in New York City, Drama of Works has taken its unique brand of theater to venues as diverse as New York’s P.S. 122, the International Festival of Children’s Theatre in Subotica, Serbia, and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The company’s main forms of puppetry are shadow puppetry and toy theater, and the company creates shows suitable for all ages, as well as some specifically for adults and some specifically for little ones. Drama of Works has been called “New York’s tightly organized satirists” (In Pittsburgh) and is known for its innovative works “high on fantastic production value” (Village Voice) that cross the line between actors and puppeteers.

Kristiana Pärn is an award-winning children’s illustrator, originally from Estonia. She focuses her designs (often created on wood panels) on animals and nature, inspired by the northern forests of where she grew up. If you like the show, check out Kristiana’s work on Etsy and Instagram @kristiana_parn.

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