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Some of the pirates of the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers who will be plundering Sandglass Theater in Putney as part of their Winter Sunshine series.

The Arts

Winter Sunshine Series continues at Sandglass

Reserving tickets in advance is highly encouraged as seating is limited. You may also take your chances at the door, payable by cash or check. Sandglass Theater is an accessible, 60-seat theater located on Kimball Hill in the heart of Putney. Tickets for all Winter Sunshine shows are only $9 and are available emailing or at 802-387-4051. The Winter Sunshine Series is funded in part by New England Foundation for the Arts and The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation.

PUTNEY—Sandglass Theater’s Winter Sunshine Series’ 11th season of performances, workshops, and school engagements continues on Saturday, March 17, with two performances of Everybody Loves Pirates! by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers at Sandglass Theater at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way. The kids get some help from their new ocean-dwelling friends, including enthusiastic superhero Lobster Boy, his reluctant sidekick Crabby, and an overgrown sea monkey.

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers is a puppetry troupe based in Bar Harbor, Maine, and composed of three siblings — brothers Erik and Brian Torbeck and sister Robin (Torbeck) Erlandsen.

Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers has performed at festivals, schools, libraries, and theaters in the U.S. and Canada. They write and create all the shows they perform and have received three Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest national award in puppetry.

Also, on Friday, March 16, the Frogtown troupe will offer a puppet-building workshop at the Putney General Store upstairs room from 4 to 5 p.m.

Participants will be guided through a step-by-step process of how to make a puppet character of their very own, using socks, cardboard, hot glue guns, fur, feathers and other assorted materials. This workshop is for ages 7 and up and the fee is $10 per person. Reserve your spot at or 802-387-4051.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #449 (Wednesday, March 7, 2018). This story appeared on page B1.

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