A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

Sheep and horse are too scared to leave the safety of the barn with a wolf lurking outside. When hunger takes over, sheep puts on a home-made wolf costume and ventures out to get food and hopefully convince Wolf not to eat the barn animals. But things go a little wrong when sheep’s costume falls apart. A delightful puppet adaptation of Aesop’s fable, “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”.

Performed 1-18-14 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.

Frog Prince, Monkey and The Magic Flower

Ninja Monkey helps his buddy Prince Perfect get a lovely flower for Princess Perfectiona. But Monkey doesn’t realize it’s a magician’s flower he’s snatched, which gets the prince into trouble of frog-tastical proportions. An improvised puppet adaptation of “The Frog Prince”.

Performed at Bank Street Bookstore on February 2, 2014 by Andy Laties and Rebecca Migdal. Camera by Nere Kapiteni.

The Elf and The Shoemaker

A struggling shoemaker’s most beautiful and expensive creations are being stolen at night, and replaced by piles of ordinary shoes. The shoemaker’s wife is thrilled about all the business that the elf’s more affordable shoes are bringing in. The thieving elf meanwhile is using his royal connections to pose as the brilliant designer of slippers fit for a princess.

Performed at Bank Street Bookstore on February 2, 2014 by Andy Laties and Rebecca Migdal. Camera by Nere Kapiteni. Special cameo by Pink Balloon.

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.