Sugar Stories

  • August 3, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Puppet Showplace Theater

    32 Station Street
    Brookline, Massachusetts 02445
Ticket Price Free This event is not available

About the Show

A brand new marionette show about the curious little gliding cousins of possums! Watch as they embark on sweet and simple adventures, including outsmarting a snake, seeking shooting stars, and following a rainbow. Inspired by the early reader Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel, the author of the beloved Frog and Toad books, this exquisitely crafted table-top marionette show is sure to delight you this summer!

Sugar Stories brings together the creative energies and expertise of theater designer Kathleen Doyle and playwright Sam Noble. Kathleen’s designs have been seen in productions all over the country, from Jazz at Lincoln Center to Walt Disney World, and Sam Noble’s plays have been produced through Boston Playwright’s Theatre, Smith College, and more. 

Puppet Showplace is pleased to welcome Sunny Side of the Street Theater to our stage for the very first time for the world premiere of Sugar Stories. Don’t miss it!

All ages welcome, especially enjoyed by ages 4-8
Marionettes in a table-top toy theater, with miniature scenery
Length: 35 minutes
Language: English
From Boston and New York City!


About the Artist

Sunny Side of the Street Theater is a small-but-mighty street theater company founded by Kathleen Doyle that specializes in craftivist, compassionate, pop-up performance dedicated to celebrating animals, especially those impacted by climate

Kathleen Doyle (artistic director / co-writer / performer) is a theater designer whose work has been seen all across the country, from New York to California, from Alaska to Hawai’i and from Broadway to the West End.  Kathleen's designs have been seen throughout New York City, at Jazz at Lincoln Center, La MaMa, H.E.R.E., New York City Center, the New Ohio,  the Joyce Theater, The American Museum of Natural History, and The New Victory Theater. Her crafted builds have been seen at Walt Disney World, the Santa Fe Opera, and the Kennedy Center.  Doyle’s puppets and puppet sketches have been exhibited in their own right at art galleries in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Daegu, South Korea, and New York City. Her work hangs in private and public art collections. Kathleen earned an M.A. in Dramaturgy from Villanova and an M.F.A. in Theater Design from N.Y.U. Tisch School of The Arts.

Sam Noble (writer) is a playwright and educator based in the greater Boston area whose plays have been produced through Boston Playwright’s Theatre, Smith College, Perseverance Theatre, Copious Love Productions, and as part of the Boston Theatre Marathon. Sam has acted as a fellow in the Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute and through New Repertory Theatre’s Next Voices fellowship, and is an alum of the Kennedy Center’s MFA Playwright’s Workshop and an affiliated artist with the National New Play Network. Alongside these projects, Sam has worked as a dramaturg developing new works through Boston University and Boston Playwright’s Theatre, and has taught various styles of writing and theater history at Boston University, Bay Path University, Wheaton College, Emerson College, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, and as part of the Massachusetts Young Playwright’s Project.

Date & Time

Sat, Aug 3, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Venue Details

Puppet Showplace Theater

32 Station Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02445 Puppet Showplace Theater
Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppet Showplace Theater is New England’s center for puppetry arts. Each year, we present over 300 performances by professional puppet companies to audiences of all ages at our intimate Brookline Village theater. Our touring productions reach thousands more at schools, libraries, theaters, and cultural centers throughout the Northeast region and beyond.

We offer workshops, classes, summer programs, and training opportunities to both children and adults, and we partner with local and emerging artists to develop new and innovative puppetry productions.

After decades in operation, our theater has become a treasured cultural institution. Puppet Showplace is run by an experienced staff and volunteer board of trustees.  We are supported by contributions from individual donors, local businesses, and foundation and government grants. From children’s birthday party performances to provocative Puppets at Night shows, our programming is designed to reach a large and diverse audience of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

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