Puff the Magic Dragon at Mill Valley's 142 Throckmorton Theatre
July 5, 2011Posted by pamela |
Beloved characters Puff the Magic Dragon and Little Jackie Paper return to the magical land of Honalee in a performance by the Puppets & Players Little Theatre at downtown Mill Valley's 142 Throckmorton Theater, on Tuesday, July 5 at 6 pm. Join Puff and Jackie on their quest to recover the Magic Box of King Cobwebs. During their journey, the heroes fight a duel onboard a pirate ship with Captain Bilgewater and his sidekick Grog, face a fearful storm at sea, and travel to the bottom of the ocean, where they meet a friendly octopus named Rastapus, who helps Jackie discover that the Magic Box contains "the most powerful magic of all"—the magic of his own imagination.
This delightful 30-minute show features marionettes and hand puppets, delightful songs, and an energetic live performance by Gil Olin, who doubles as a storyteller and a pirate. Tickets for Puff the Magic Dragon can be purchased for a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $8 for children; order them by phone at (415) 383-9600 or online.
The Puppets & Players Little Theatre was founded in 1991 by Laurie Branham and Gilbert (Gil) Olin. Their goal was to revive traditional puppet theater, an art form that has entertained and educated young and old for centuries. Having in mind underserved children, the artists also wanted to make live theatre accessible to those whose primary entertainment outlet was television. So, with a "Gypsy" approach, they created a self-contained theater on wheels in a Baroque style, inspired by an Italian opera house located in Milan.
For more information, visit www.142throckmorton.org or call (415) 383-9600. 142 Throckmorton Theatre is located right in downtown Mill Valley at 142 Throckmorton Avenue.
Photo courtesy of Puppets & Players Little Theatre