Sandglass Theater takes it outside with ‘Footpath to the Puppets’ and an outdoor gallery
The puppets of Sandglass will be spending time outside in September.

Sandglass Theater takes it outside with ‘Footpath to the Puppets’ and an outdoor gallery

PUTNEY — Sandglass Theater has announced two outdoor, socially distanced events in September: Footpath to the Puppets from Sept. 11 to 13 (rain dates: Sept. 18 to 20) and a walkthrough gallery exhibition featuring new works by Ines Zeller Bass with a popup crankie performance.

The theater describes Footpath to the Puppets as “a rollicking walkthrough experience for audiences with three outdoor performance stations.” This event will feature the work of co-founders Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass, co-artistic director Shoshana Bass, and associate artist Jana Zeller.

“After a summer-long delve into our past performances, and roots of Sandglass creation history, we are excited to turn our gaze forward in a gentle return to sharing our art in-person with our local community,” Shoshana Bass said in a news release.

Audiences will sign up and tickets will be sold by group, or “pod,” rather than as individual places. A pod may have between one and four individuals.

For the performances, the roving pods will follow a short pathway around the Sandglass property, enjoying short-form performances en route.

There will be three performances per day: Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12, at 4, 5, and 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3, 4, and 5 p.m. No bathrooms will be available.

Ticket “pod” prices are a sliding scale starting at $10 per person. Visit for more information.

Later in the month, new paintings by Sandglass co-founder Ines Zeller Bass will be featured in a walkthrough gallery exhibit on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27, from 2 to 5 p.m., on the Sandglass Theater grounds.

While Ines's new paintings are the feature, “the buzz around their virtual office is that there may be a pop up Crankie performance,” Shoshana Bass writes. This event is free to the public, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

To ensure the health and safety of the community, traffic flow will be regulated, and all visitors will complete a brief health survey and temperature check prior to admittance. All visitors will be required to wear a mask and maintain at least 6 feet between groups.

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