Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Waterfront Museum Red Hook History Puppet Show

SATURDAY & SUNDAY JULY 12,13,19 & 20 at 3 pm.
"Out of the Box" A multi-discipline show using maps, historic images & puppets.
Advance Tickets: Adults $13, kids $10.
Tickets at door: Adults $15, kids $12.

This year, the floating home of the Waterfront Museum turns 100. By following her history, the saga of commerce, transportation and the lives of the people of the working harbor unfold. "Out of the Box" tells the story of this bustling era in NYC history before bridges and tunnels. Based on true stories using maps, models, and puppets, the show aims to entertain and enlighten audiences about what this last-surviving wooden barge carried through the eyes of a barge captain's daughter who grew up on it.

Maritime scholars and almost a dozen old-timers add their oral histories and historical accuracy to the project. The leaders of "Out of the Box" are Deborah Kauffman, a physical actor and puppeteer, Stephen Kaplin director and puppeteer, Alma Sheppard-Matsuo, puppeteer and David Sharps, captain of Lehigh Valley #79 and a former entertainer aboard cruise ships.  

The project is funded in part by the NY Council for the Humanities and the Brooklyn Arts Council NYSCA Regrant Program.

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