GREENSBORO – Modern Times Theater will present “The Perils of Mr. Punch, Episode #58: That’s the Story of My Life” at Highland Center for the Arts on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m.
This is Punch and Judy, presented live, and updated for the 21st century. The hand puppets are created from up-cycled designer trash and performed in an eccentric itinerant puppet stage. The show is hosted per tradition by a “bottler”, Rose Friedman. Justin Lander portrays all the characters.
The program is rounded out with live music played on a variety of instruments, from the cornet to the bicycle pump. It’s a low-tech, old-time spectacle, entertaining to people of all ages: from one to one hundred.
Modern Times Theater has been adapting and updating Punch and Judy puppet shows for over a decade. Co-founders Rose Friedman and Justin Lander are a husband-and-wife duo, producers for Vermont Vaudeville, and alumni of the Bread and Puppet Theater. Parents themselves, they strive to present quality entertainment that the whole family can enjoy. To reserve free tickets, go to highlandartsvt.org.