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The Ugly Wolfling Meets Ninja Monkey

The Ugly Wolfling– An improvised satire based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Ugly Duckling.

In this version, a sad and ugly wolf pup named Jimmy is teased by the other pups, and has nobody to play with but his mother. When Jimmy makes friends with a mischievous monkey, his mother disapproves.

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Recorded at Bank Street Bookstore on January 5, 2014. Camera: Nere Kapiteni

 

Frog Prince Paul

Prince Paul swiftly rides through the forest on his mighty steed to make his tea time date with the princess. When he’s harshly dismounted and loses his horse, Paul must make his journey on foot. Suddenly, a witch appears offering to sell him a “horse”, which Paul kindly declines. Upset at his rejection of her wares, the witch changes the poor prince into a frog. The witch promises to reveal how to change Frog Prince Paul back, but it is the princess who must pay a hefty price for the secret.

Performed 5-25-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

The Tortoise and The Celebrity Hare

The race is on in this puppet adaptation of “The Tortoise and The Hare”. When Hare boasts that he’s the fastest in the land, Tortoise declares he can beat the arrogant hopper in a race. Hare accepts the challenge thinking he’s in for a sure-fire win, but his celebrity status may prove to be his downfall.

Performed 4-6-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteers: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

Little Red Riding Crown

The Red King finds himself in a casting mix-up in this adaptation of “Little Red Riding Hood”. Little Red Riding Crown gets lost on his way to grandma when he runs into a goofy Wolf who helps him out. Wolf figures this is his chance to get double the snacking and sneaks into grandma’s cottage to lay in wait. But things take a strange turn when grandma isn’t exactly what the Wolf expected.

Performed 4-20-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteers: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

Rapunzel

A puppet adaptation of the beloved fairy-tale “Rapunzel”.

Rapunzel has been stuck in a tower all her life, kept there by the witch who had spirited her away as a baby. One day a young man stumbles upon Rapunzel in her tower. Rapunzel is excited to meet someone she can share her favorite treats with and uses her long, luxurious hair to let him up. Unfortunately, their friendship is threatened when the witch learns of the young man’s visits.

Part of a special Morsel Morals puppet show, full of food-related morals.

Performed 3-8-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

Two Little Pigs and A Monkey

Two pigs and their adopted brother Monkey settle into their new cozy homes, but the not-so-Big Bad Wolf shows up to ruin it all. Cheeky Monkey won’t have any of that, so he turns his forest home into a banana battle zone to deal with the rascally wolf.

Performed 3-8-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

The Grasshopper and The Ant

Winter shminter is Grasshopper’s motto! He wants to sing and dance the summer away while Ant works hard to prepare for the harsh winter weather. When winter hits and¬†Grasshopper is left out in the cold, Ant can’t bring himself to let his arthropod ally freeze. A delightful adaptation of Aesop’s “The Grasshopper and The Ant”, starring Green Spider and Black Spider.

Performed 1-18-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

When a rascally wolf’s attempt to sneak a snack from a vigilant sheep dog’s flock goes bad, he figures dressing up as one of the sheep would the perfect way to get a meal. Mama Wolf isn’t too sure about her little wolf’s master plan.

Performed 2-2-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

Thanks to Regina Teltser for pre-fracturing this fable.

The Little Mermaid Sisters, The Prince and the Pirate

Three little mermaids named Mara, Maya and Gaia rescue a prince and a pirate after both their ships sink in a battle, and leave the two sworn enemies on a desert island together. Meanwhile one of the mermaids, Gaia, decides to become a human being so she can go to parties and have fun like people do, and maybe even get together romantically with Prince Piratebasher. When she arrives at the palace on her two legs, Gaia learns that the prince has become close friends with the pirate, but that the pirate cannot be trusted.