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Sandglass Theater presents Under Night Sky

Putney, VT- Sandglass Theater kicks off the Winter Sunshine family puppetry series with guest artist Sarah Frechette of PuppetKabob. Performances are Saturday March 5th at 11am and 2pm at Sandglass Theater.

Under Night Sky follows three children on journeys united by threads of courage, love and hope. Unravel the stories of the Underground Railroad stitched together in Grandmother’s patchwork quilt. Hear the waves crash aside the ship as you listen to the magical tale of an Irish Memory Quilt. Quietly enter an Old School House to see a girl proudly wearing her coat of rags, stitched to patchwork perfection.

This week you can also participate in Sarah’s Shadow Puppetry workshop from home. A tutorial is available on our facebook page or website. Kits can be picked up at the Putney Public library or collected at home.
Materials you will need:
Cereal boxes or poster board
drawing or tracing paper for the screen
masking tape
a light source

PuppetKabob artist Sarah Frechette revolutionizes the ancient art of shadow puppetry by using light to manipulate depth and space. Under Night Sky is a show that blends hand-held lights, illustrated paper puppets, composed music by Oviedo Menendez, and character storytelling to create a style of cinematic puppetry that flows like film.

There will be three more weekends of Winter Sunshine in March. Visit to learn more about the exciting upcoming programming and to purchase tickets. There you can also visit the online shop full of homemade puppets for purchase.
This series is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.. Tickets for all Winter Sunshine shows are $9 general admission, or $7.50 for Medicaid cardholders. The great enthusiast can purchase a pass for all four shows for only $30. Due to audience capacity restrictions, festival pass holders must make reservations for performances in advance Sandglass Theater is an accessible, 60-seat theater located right off of I91, exit 4 in the heart of Putney, Vermont.