Robin Hood by Brad Shur
September 27 - September 28, 2014
Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: Fall Fairy Tale festival with a series of enchanting puppet shows that feature re-tellings of classic fairy tales. About "Robin Hood":
Explore the wilds of Sherwood Forest in this rollicking retelling of the classic Robin Hood tale. When the Sheriff of Nottingham begins demolishing woodland homes as part of a grand castle-expansion scheme, the starry-eyed Robin sees his chance to fight back and fulfill his dream of becoming a hero. Of course, he'll need a little help from his friends. Join Maid Marion, Little John, and a mischievious deer with excellent taste in clothes on a medieval mission to save the forest. Featuring original music by composer Paul Watkins and beautifully-crafted costumes and scenery.
About the performer: Brad Shur is a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from pixels to papier mache. As the Artist in Residence at Puppet Showplace Theater he performs regularly and teaches puppetry classes to students of all ages, Pre-K to adult. As protégé of master puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis, Shur trained extensively in glove puppetry and currently performs two of Davis’ classic shows at venues across New England. "Robin Hood" was Shur's first original glove puppet show. Shur’s other original works include "The Carrot Salesman," "Dr. Doohickey and the Monster Machine," "The Yankee Peddler: Stories and Songs from Old New England" and "The Magic Soup and Other Stories," featured at the Puppeteers of America National Festival 2013. Prior to becoming the Artist in Residence at Puppet Showplace, Shur toured the country as a performer with Big Nazo (Rhode Island), Wood & Strings Theatre (Tennessee) and The PuppeTree (Vermont). As a builder Shur has designed and fabricated puppets for American Idol, Dollywood, Avenue Q, and the U.S.S. Constitution Museum. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.