The Pilgrim's Progress

March 27 - April 27, 2018

Coming to the stage for the Easter Season, John Bunyan's classic adventure allegory. 

Utilizing over twenty hand-carved marionettes, this elaborate stage production of The Pilgrim's Progress features puppeteer David Simpich in the role of author John Bunyan as he recounts his fantastic dream of the journey of Christian, a sin-burdened every-man  from the City of Destruction to the Celestial Gate.

His harrowing adventures along the Straight and Narrow Path bring to light and life the classic Bunyan “visions” of the Slough of Despond, Vanity Fair, the River of Death, battles with demons and dragons, imprisonment by Giant Despair, colorful discourse with an array of wise men and fools... and one defining moment at the foot of The Cross.

This Simpich production is not only an exciting introduction to this timeless story, but a vivid illustration of the very essence of Christian Faith.

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Show Info

Performance Info:

Runtime is 120 minutes and includes a 10 minute intermission.

Performance recommended for adults and children 6+

Performance Dates

March 27 - April 27

  • Tuesdays: 2:30PM
  • Fridays: 4PM
  • Saturdays: 2:30PM

 

Admission: $17 For Adults / $14 For Children
All Seats $14 on Tuesdays!
General Admission

Handicapped Access

The Simpich Showcase Theatre has a handicapped access entrance and a seating area reserved for wheelchairs and patrons with special sight and hearing needs. Arrangements for these must be made in advance of the performance by calling our box office at (719)465-2492


The 2018 Theatre Season Continues!

The Secret Garden 

May 8 - June 30

Utilizing a full cast of hand-carved marionettes, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s famous novel is staged in this live production by puppeteer David Simpich.

In the story, young and disagreeable Mary Lennox is forced to stay at her Uncle Craven’s Manor on the bleak Yorkshire Moors of northern England after the death of her parents. Here she is drawn to a secluded garden surrounded by a high stone wall and with no apparent door or gate. When the entrance is miraculously revealed, Mary’s exploration begins and the mysteries of her uncle’s manor are steadily brought to light. 

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Tinker Yorkinee Spree’s Fantabulous Suitcase Circus Episode II

July 17 - September 29, 2018

PT, Sadie and Dinky-Dough-Dots; The Circus Yorkies return in an all-new adventure for Summer 2018!  

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About Simpich Showcase Theatre

The Simpich Showcase Theatre is one of the United States’ only performance facilities dedicated to presenting year-round string-puppet productions for adult and family audiences. Featuring original plays from the Simpich Marionette Repertoire, the intimate 70 seat theatre plays host to a variety of stories and subject matter, from award winning productions such as The Secret Garden, Hans Christian Andersen Storybook and Great Expectations to original plays by puppeteer David Simpich, as well as Christmas, Easter and other seasonal offerings. The adjoining Simpich Museum also houses rotating exhibits of many marionettes from the Simpich performances, displayed in elaborate settings.

Handicapped Access

The Simpich Showcase Theatre has a handicapped access entrance and a seating area reserved for wheelchairs and patrons with special sight and hearing needs. Arrangements for these must be made in advance of the performance by calling our box office at (719)465-2492