Frog Prince Fruitcake

A wizard is desperate to get the witch Esmeralda’s fruitcake recipe and promises to get the three frogs she needs for it. The wizard proves to be an awful frog-catcher, so he makes a sneaky plan to turn a few unsuspecting people into frogs to satisfy his terrifying taste-buds.

Performed 10-5-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera: Nere Kapiteni.

Wolf-Pretending-To-Be-A-Puss in Boots

Ninja Monkey and Wolfie open up Fractured Fables with a little challenge for Andy.

Tim is an unlucky young man with nothing but the clothes on his back and his trusty Wolf-Pretending-To-Be-A-Cat. The boot-wearing feline-lupine desperately wants to help Tim and puts together a clever plan to turn his young master’s rags to riches.

Performed 9-28-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera: Nere Kapiteni.

Jack and the Mexican Jumping Beanstalk

A delicious puppet retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk” in which Jack climbs a giant beanstalk that sprouted from the Mexican jumping beans his mother tossed out of the window. He finds a castle in the clouds where he meets the kindly chef extraordinaire, Princess Penelope. After hiding Jack from her ogre father, she sends him home with an awesome lasagne dish. When Jack returns home, his suspicious mother wants to meet his new friend in the sky.

Performed 9-14-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera: Nere Kapiteni.

The Tortoise, The Hare and The Energy Boost

Tortoise and Hare get a chance at their 15 minutes of fame when they are cast for a racing documentary. Tortoise and Hare aren’t sure if they have the energy to do it, so the film producer gives them an energy boosting supplement. It works great, but not in the way they hoped.

Performed 9-13-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera: Nere Kapiteni.

The Gingerbread Jailbird

An adorable Gingerbread Man runs away from the old couple that baked him for their dessert, as well as an array of hungry animals. When the scrumptious fellow runs into a police officer, he finally thinks he’s safe. But the officer has plans to gobble up the Gingerbread Man. Thankfully, a surprise arrival gives the delicious dude the chance at a jailbreak.

Performed 9-13-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera: Nere Kapiteni.