Posts Tagged ‘puppets’
For the love of puppets – the grand reopening of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry.

For the love of puppets – the grand reopening of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry.

Most people don’t think quirky or unusual when they think Connecticut. But we are full of surprises around here. One such place we can boast about is the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry in Mansfield. (It even rated a feature in AAA’s latest “Journeys” magazine as one of their top 10 Out of the Ordinary places!). The museum just changed locations...

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Puppets waging war. This weekend only at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

Puppets waging war. This weekend only at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center brings puppets to life this week with a series of workshops and two performances, all designed to tell the stories of these fascinating artistic pieces interactively. The National Puppetry Conference is here. O’Neill is an icon in our area, bringing theater to life in a quiet corner of southeastern Connecticut. The center...

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Forget the winter blues. Spend this weekend in Winter Wonderment at the Florence Griswold Museum.

Forget the winter blues. Spend this weekend in Winter Wonderment at the Florence Griswold Museum.

The winter blues might be setting in despite the warmer weather we’ve been lucky enough to have here in eastern CT–but we have the perfect cure. The Florence Griswold Museum is holding a Winter Wonderment Weekend Feb. 11-12, with cool events for the whole family to enjoy. Scavenger hunts, art projects, a face painter and glitter tattoo artist are some...

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The Art of Puppets in Storrs.

The Art of Puppets in Storrs.

Think puppets are just kid stuff? The folks at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at UConn’s Storrs campus have a different take on the subject. In this extraordinary world of puppet figures, Punch and Judy talk politics, puppets have a place in the opera and perform Hindu epics. Sound interesting? It is. I was fascinated by the thought of a puppet...

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