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Local crankie creator Brendan Taaffe is one of the featured artists in Sandglass Theater’s annual Crankie Festival.

The Arts

Sandglass Theater’s ‘A Rafter of Crankies’ to be presented at Green Mountain Orchard

PUTNEY—Sandglass Theater will present its annual Crankie Celebration as a special show of “crankies, music, and even some puppets” at Green Mountain Orchard on West Hill Road, in connection with the Putney Craft Tour, on Friday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 27, at 5 and 7:30 p.m.

Crankies are scrolling panoramas, usually used in connection with ballads or stories and often set to music.

“A Rafter of Crankies” will feature Sandglass Co-founders Ines Zeller Bass and Eric Bass, as well as local crankie creators Brendan Taaffe and Anna Patton.

Tickets are $10 at sandglasstheater.org until Friday, Nov. 26 at noon. Any remaining tickets may be purchased at the door (cash and checks only).

Capacity is limited to 40 individuals per show. All audience members will be required at the door to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid PCR test within the last 48 hours and to remain masked at all times while inside the building.

Heating will run before and between shows. (“So the temperature in the building should be somewhere between outdoors and cozy,” the puppeteers note in a news release. “Bring layers!”)

Coffee and baked snacks will be available from Green Mountain Orchard by donation.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #640 (Wednesday, November 24, 2021). This story appeared on page B3.

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