Tales of Brier Rabbit Puppet Show

Tales of Brier Rabbit Puppet Show

When all my children were much younger we would make a point of catching the Puppetmobile. I still have a few who, regardless of their age, still love a good puppet show – it has universal appeal and is a great way to introduce children to theatre.

PuppetmobileThis summer, the CityParks PuppetMobile’s is presenting their original production of Tales of Brier Rabbit. The show follows the adventures of notorious trickster Brier Rabbit, who is once again up to no good. Deceiving and stealing from his fellow animal friends, Brier Rabbit thinks he’s much too clever to ever get caught. However, in this modern adaptation of the American folk tale, Brier Rabbit’s pals are on to his tricks, and set out to teach him a lesson he won’t soon forget!

CityParks PuppetMobile, one of the only traveling puppet theaters in the country, brings Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre productions and puppet making workshops to all corners of the city, free of charge. Traveling the five boroughs in a PuppetMobile equipped with a stage and staff of professional puppeteers, the CityParks PuppetMobile brings entertainment to 50,000 children and families each year.

The free  performances are held in parks, playgrounds and recreation centers from April to October. Check out the schedule here BrierRabbit Schedule 2015  to see when it arrives at a park near you.


Swedish Cottage Performance: Little Miss Muffet’s Monster-Sitting Service

Little Miss Muffet’s Monster-Sitting Service tells the story of Molly
Muffet (the great–great–great–great granddaughter of the original,
“Little Miss Muffet”) and what happens when she ends up home alone while
her parents leave for a high school reunion. Molly’s grandfather is
called in to babysit but gets stranded by a snowstorm in Alaska. As a
last resort, he calls in an old family friend, Aloisius Albrecht Alviss
Spider (Al for short), the original spider from the famed nursery rhyme.
Molly and Al quickly become friends and hatch a plan to start a
baby–sitting service for baby monsters while her parents are away.

the night progresses and baby monsters get dropped off, Molly and Al
receive news that the storm of the century is heading their way. Molly,
Al and the babies bunker down for what promises to be a long night
filled with music, song, dance and numerous surprises.
Summer Schedule: 
Effective Monday, April 9 – Sunday, August 26
Monday – Friday at 10:30 a.m. and noon, Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $8/adults, $5/children under 12.

Little Miss Muffet’s Monster-Sitting Service
Little Miss Muffet’s Monster-Sitting Service