JP puppeteer debuts family show

December 20, 2013
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Jamaica Plain-based puppeteer and performer Bonnie Duncan is performing her first family show, “Squirrel Stole My Underpants,” at the Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline later this month.

Telling the story of Sylvie, who is sent to hang up the laundry in the backyard before a certain rodent absconds with her favorite piece of clothing, the show is geared to younger children and their families. It sold out 10 performances at its premiere earlier this year at the same venue.

“I am exploring that delicate time in childhood when you desperately want to be a grown up, but you still need your blanket to make you feel safe,” Duncan said in a press release. “I am using puppetry as a way to fill the world of one lonely girl with many friends, foes, and magical creatures…to bring to life an unordinary world.”

The show, supported by a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation, includes puppets, songs and jokes appropriate for kids ages 3 and up. It runs Dec. 26-29. For tickets and venue information, see puppetshowplace.org.

JP puppeteer Bonnie Duncan. (Photo by Liz Linder)

JP puppeteer Bonnie Duncan. (Photo by Liz Linder)