Thursday, November 21, 2013

18th century Punch on the web

At the end of this year's North American Voyageur Council Fall Gathering I gave a presentation on North American puppetry in the 18th century. This presentation grew out of the process of reconstructing an 18th century Punch and Judy show as might have been seen in the eastern colonies of the time (obviously imported from England).

That process and a subsequent article I wrote for the Journal of the Early Americas are detailed in earlier blogs below.

After the Gathering presentation Georges Beaudry of Winnipeg Canada asked me to do a short bit on Punch on camera that he could share with friends, some of them puppeteers, back home. Here it is; enjoy!

Monday, November 18, 2013

 Yup, it's coming!

This year's run of "Moose Crossing" at Macy's downtown Minneapolis MN. Check out this year's schedule here:

Not much posting this year; too busy working. I'll post a link later to a "Punch and Judy" video Georges Beaudry made after a presentation on 18th century puppetry at this year's  North American Voyageur Council Fall Gathering. Stay tuned!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Woodland meets the Roller Girls!

What happens when Woodland Puppets meets the North Star Roller Girls? Chaos? Rabies?

A really good time! Be there to find out for sure!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Moose Crossing finale for 2012 12/20-23!

Another season of "Moose Crossing USA" draws to a close this coming Thursday through Sunday.

Show Times: 1030 1130 130 230 330 430. After Sunday you'll have to wait a whole year!

Now we know you are planning on attending. After all, you wouldn't want Mischief Makin' Miner Bob to send some of his Christmas offerings your way . . .

Would you?

"Moose Crossing USA", 8th floor downtown Minneapolis Macys. Be there!

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Moose Crossing 12/13-16/2012

Only two more performance runs left, this weekend and the final Thursday to Sunday before Christmas! We've had great crowds with many local puppeteers in attendance.

The prize for the audience member coming the longest way: a Russian puppeteer! She got a special backstage tour of the Moose Crossing set (wish we would have taken a photo!).

Remember, show times on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays:
1030, 1130, 130, 230, 330, 430

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

At the Mooseltoe Lodge . . . 12/6-9

Planning on getting down to Macy's to visit the gang from Moose Crossing USA but just haven't had the time yet? Never fear, we're still here. But, with only three more Thursday to Sunday runs you're cutting it close!

Moose Crossing USA on the 8th floor of Macy's Minneapolis store.

Moose Crossing shows next weekend, Thursday through Sunday:
1030, 1130, 130, 230, 330, 430.

Next time, throw down with MC Moosehead! Arrroooh!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Moose Crossing 11/29-12/2

Opening weekend and Thanksgiving weekend may be past but Moose Crossing is still going strong!

Members of the Twin Cities Puppeteers guild (chartered guild of the Puppeteers of America) attended this past Sunday's performances.  Son, Pat, was up from Austin TX for Thanksgiving and finally caught the show (and is still wondering how he survived 24 years in Minnesota cold . . . ).

Photo by Patrick Krefting

The puppeteers of Team Moose Crossing and Ranger Cheryl invite you to join in the fun this week.

Photo by Patrick Krefting

November 29, November, 30, December 1, and December 2 are 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30. Come on down! Santa is hanging around waiting for you . . .

Photo by Patrick Krefting