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Marionette Shows — The Very Late Christmas Present

December 28, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

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One event on December 30, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Ventfort Hall dresses up for the holidays. Photo by Kevin Sprague, courtesy of Ventfort Hall
Photo by Kevin Sprague

Puppeteer Carl Sprague will return to Ventfort Hall for two holiday vacation week marionette performances, telling the comic story of how his family’s century-old Czech puppet theatre was created and how it came to America.

The audiences will have the opportunity to meet this wizard, who knows how to pull strings. The performance brings in many characters, scenery and amusing drama.

Sprague, who has appeared annually at Ventfort Hall with his “behind the scenery” mastery, has been a puppeteer since childhood. He inherited a collection of 60 antique Czech marionettes, each about eight inches tall, that were assembled by his great-grandfather, Julius Hybler, with purchased heads and hand-made costumes. Hybler’s legacy also includes two marionette theaters.

Ventfort Hall is also decorated for the holidays in Victorian style.

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Date:
December 28, 2022
Time:
3:30 pm
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Event Location

Ventfort Hall
104 Walker St
Lenox, MA
413-637-3206

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