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.

 

CityParks PuppetMobile

CityParks PuppetMobile

City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, City Parks Puppet Mobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

CityParks PuppetMobile, one of the only traveling puppet theaters in the country, brings Swedish Cottage productions to all corners of the city, free of charge. Performances are held in parks, playgrounds and recreation centers. Puppet making workshops are also offered where children learn about the art of puppetry and create their own puppets.
In the current production of “Little Red’s Hood”, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. 
View the schedule here
 http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/PuppetMobile-Schedule-for-Website-Updated.pdf