Beastly Beauty and the Beautiful Beast

An ogre wants to bring his lovely troll daughter, Beauty, a gift on his way back from business travels. He come across a fungi nursery and picks a rare mushroom she has always wanted, but is apprehended by the “grotesque” scientist princess who runs it. The princess lets him go on the condition that his firstborn child becomes her assistant, and Beauty agrees. Though she is horrified by the princess’ silky hair and wart-free face, Beauty comes to enjoy their work at the fungi nursery.

Performed 11-30-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera: Nere Kapiteni.

Gingerbread Pinocchio

A lonely old baker decides to bake himself a gingerbread son, Pinocchio, that can do amazing tricks. A passing fairy runs into the talented little cookie and brings him to life. Pinocchio is so happy to be alive, but becomes lonely, too. He bakes a Cupcake Fairy friend, and together they bake more companions. Excitement spreads over this confectionery craze, but some people are worried about the growing number of these baked boomers.

Performed 11-30-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera: Nere Kapiteni.