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Children’s Programs

CT Open House Day: Puppets to Perform “Underground”

Liz and Sprout

Saturday, June 10, 2017

This year’s CT Open House program will feature The Doubtful Sprout, a performance by Liz Joyce and a Couple of Puppets. Using multiple puppetry styles, projections and songs, the story unfolds as we tunnel down through the soil with Worm and Sprout to explore the mysterious world beneath our feet and to “get the dirt” on what helps Sprout grow.

An accomplished puppeteer, fine artist and educator, Liz Joyce writes, directs and performs a growing repertoire of works for audiences of children aged 10 months to 10 years that features her take on traditional fairy tales, folktales, educational shows and original creations, using old-world techniques and new-world street performer attitude. Her puppet operetta, Sing a Song of Sixpence was awarded an UNIMA Citation, the highest award in American puppetry.

CT Open House Day takes place on Saturday, June 10, 2017, noon to 4:00 pm. Admission to the entire site and to all activities is free. The Doubtful Sprout performance begins at 1:00 pm. Space is limited; first come, first served. Visitors will also be able to make their own puppets in the Vanderbilt Education Center throughout the day, visit the exhibition Jim and Jane Henson: Creative Work, Creative Play and take family-friendly tours of Bush-Holley House at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm.

About CT Open House Day

The Connecticut Office of Tourism sponsors the annual Connecticut Open House Day each June. The event is designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse world of history, art, and tourism and is a great way for residents to discover (or rediscover) and share the wealth of cultural treasures in their own backyards.

Saturday, June 10, 2017; noon to 4:00 pm
The Doubtful Sprout performance begins at 1:00 pm
Family-friendly tours of Bush-Holley House at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm

Puppet making available and Jim and Jane Henson: Creative Work, Creative Play open throughout the day

Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT

Free admission, no RSVP necessary

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Greenwich Historical Society 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807 203-869-6899


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