POSTPONED: “The Crystal Ball” Beech Tree Puppets Performance
Two Performances; Grades 3 to 8 with a Q& A afterwards about the creative process: choosing the story, writing the script, making the puppets, and the personal journey of the performers.
Second performance following the Q&A for EC – 2nd grades
Thanks to the PA for Sponsoring this wonderful show!
Adapted from the Grimm brothers’ fairy tale for marionette theater. Follow the young Prince on his journey to save his brothers who have been transformed into animals by an evil sorceress. Bravely and against all expectations, he overcomes great challenges, including two giants and a fierce dragon, to save his brothers and win the princess.
Beech Tree Puppets brings meaningful stories with sensory-friendly and artful performances to all ages. Puppets and sets are lovingly hand-crafted with natural materials like wool, silk and wood. Beautiful singing and playing of simple instruments are interwoven into the performances. Rich storytelling and a high-level artistic experience are guaranteed through commitment to the story and audience, and by professional training as singers and actors.
Beech Tree Puppets have performed hundreds of shows in schools, libraries and public spaces all over the greater DC region, including The National Theater in DC, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, and at the Durant Arts Center in Alexandria with the National Puppetry Guild. The founders, Ingrid and Ole Hass, both hold Masters Degrees in Opera Performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts. Ole also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from UMD in College Park and Ingrid earned a BA in Studio Art from Smith College. Since moving to the Washington DC area in 1998, they have sung and acted with many of the great performing institutions in classical music around the area. Ingrid has been teaching art and music classes for children of all ages for 25 years. Beech Tree Puppets LLC was founded in 2012. Ole and Ingrid are active members of the Christian Community and are deeply involved with biodynamic gardening there. Their two children attended Acorn Hill Waldorf School.