Pontine Presents Puppetkabob Puppet Theater's THE SNOWFLAKE MAN
Pontine Theatre presents Vermont's Puppetkabob Puppet Company in their original production, The Snowflake Man.
Tickets are $27 and may be purchased in advance online at www.pontine.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door a half-hour prior to each show, based on availability. The space is fully accessible with free parking adjacent. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org / 603-436-6660.
The Snowflake Man is inspired by the life of Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley (1865-1931), the Jerico Vermont farmer who attracted world attention when he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal. The Snowflake Man swings audiences into the historic 1920s through creative storytelling, intricately designed Czech-style marionettes, and a striking pop-up book of water color scenery. This UNIMA-USA award winning show combines art, science, and a little known piece of American history to magical effect! The Snowflake Man was awarded a 2011 UNIMA Citation of Excellence - the highest honor in puppetry. This award is shared with Director Jason Thibodeaux and Vermont Watercolor artist Bruce Lee. The show is sponsored in part by a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.Puppetkabob founder, Sarah Frechette, is an artist and puppeteer. A graduate of the University of Connecticut's Puppetry Arts Program, she also studied marionettes in Germany with Legendary Master Puppeteer Albrecht Rose. Ms. Frechette has toured internationally performing across the U.S., Germany, Austria and China. She toured with the marionette rock-opera Don't Trust Anyone Over Thirty with Phillip Huber, for which she made the puppets' costumes. With a background in Live-Action puppetry and Stop-Motion animation, she has created works for galleries, theaters, television and film and has created costumes for stop-motion animation earning credits in several commercials and the feature film ParaNorman. She has designed puppets for multiple stage productions at Portland Center Stage and played Penny Pup on the PBS children's television series Seemore's Playhouse.