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    Spotlight: Penn’s Woods Puppets

    Penn’s Woods Puppets is a traveling puppet theater that had its start in 2010 as a theater of 18th and 19th century history.

    At that time reenactments, historic sites and their school programs were our primary venues.

    But with the production of “Rumpelstiltskin” in 2013 things changed.

    As the repertoire expanded to include farces, fantasies and other fairytales so did our outreach. 

    Penn’s Woods Puppet Theater now performs in Bucks, Montgomery, Lehigh, Lancaster, Northampton, Berks, Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia and Cape May counties.

    The puppet cast appears at community events of all types: First Fridays, township family days, milestone and annual celebrations such as Juneteenth, Independence Day and Visits with Santa.

    But timed presentations such as a 30-minute puppet show don’t always fit into an event planner’s overflowing activity schedule, so instead we offer Polly.

    She is a life-sized musical puppet whose arms and head the kids move to music they control – and is an on-going activity rather than a scheduling challenge.

    Polly’s costumes and wigs include a farmer, a pirate, a queen, an 18th century woman of fashion and more.

    But most importantly, Polly gives everyone the chance to be a puppeteer!

    Whichever activity you choose, Penn’s Woods Puppet Theater will be a valuable addition.

    For more info call Robin and Sue Tafel at 215-441-4154.

    PHOTO CAP: The audience delights in the ‘fireworks’ launched in celebration of the birth of the new Prince in “Rumpelstiltskin.”

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