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Portraits

A Puppeteer’s True Story


 

April 17 - 28, 2019

These players that I’ve sculpted in clay and tied to strings have, in truth, shaped me and held me up. Our time together on stage is a celebration of all I have learned and am continuing to learn from them…

The Simpich Showcase Theatre will present a Special Easter season engagement of Portraits: A Puppeteer’s True Story, an original theatre piece which brings to life an unusual array of biographical sketches using the art of marionette puppetry.

Puppeteer David Simpich has carefully chosen a collection of characters that have greatly influenced his own life. The cast includes King David, Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln, Pinocchio, cave explorer Jim White, Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man) and even Simpich’s own great grandmother, Harriet Ritter. 



 
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Show Info

 

5 Shows Only!

  • April 17 - 2:30pm

  • April 20 - 2:30pm

  • April 24 - 2:30pm

  • April 27 - 2:30pm

  • April 28 - 2:30pm

 

 

Performance Info:

Runtime is 100 minutes and includes a 10 minute intermission.

Performance recommended for adults and children 6+

 
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Admission: $22 For Adults / $19 For Children
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


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