"Father Goose's Tales" by Nappy's Puppets
May 15 - May 18, 2014
Puppet Showplace Theatre is New England's oldest theatre dedicated to the presentation of puppetry performance. Help us kick-off our 40th Anniversary Season with the "Puppeteers of New England" series that features a varitey of titles by New England's top puppetry companies. VIEW FULL SCHEDULE.
About "Father Goose's Tales": Trouble in the nursery...Mother Goose has taken the day off and Father Goose must do all her chores, including the storytelling! Try as he might, Father Goose just can't get the stories right. Father Goose's Tales is a modern retelling of nursery rhymes, stories and children's songs that will entertain the whole family. Shadow Puppets.
About the Performer: Jim Napolitano, a.k.a. “Uncle Nappy,” is a Connecticut native and one of America’s most-loved shadow puppeteers. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut’s Puppet Arts program, and has taught puppetry to students of all ages throughout New England. For over 20 years Nappy’s Puppets has toured nationally to theatres, festivals, libraries, and museums, delighting audiences of all ages with quality shadow theatre productions. Jim has also worked extensively as a freelance artist and puppeteer. As a member of Bits and Pieces Puppet Theatre he performed musicals with giant puppets across the country and around the world, including at the National Cultural Center in Japan and the National Theatre in Taiwan. His television credits include Between the Lions, The Book of Pooh, and segments for Nickelodeon, Scholastic Home Video, and HBO Pictures. He currently resides in Connecticut with his wife and two children.