Jewish Puppet Shows

 

Fox Fables (אגדות שועל)

What makes you - YOU? 

Fox Fables is a combination of several Aesop's Fables, inspired by the works of the 12th century storyteller Rabbi Berechiah ha-Nakdan.

 

The story is about a fox who loses his precious tail and with it his identity. He tries to be several other animals instead - with hilarious results - before realizing the moral lesson of this ancient fable.

 

Themes in this tale include self-worth, anti-bullying, test taking, and the five senses.

Puppet show in a traditional puppet booth

35-40 minutes long

STEAM Activity Guide

Add-Ons

- Finger Puppet Workshop

- Pet Dragon Workshop

"This sweet little adventure, a mix of ancient fables, is wonderfully performed ... and is not without its lessons in self-worth and anti-bullying." - Theater Review NYC

Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup

"Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup" is a puppet show based on the beloved PJ Library book by Pamela Mayer, co-developed at the 14th Street Y Theater.

 

The story revolves around two grandmothers, one Jewish and one Chinese, who come up with elaborate ways to show their granddaughter that their cultural heritage (their chicken soup) is the best. We visit the Book of Ruth as well as the Monkey King.

 

The themes in this story include mixed-race families, cultural heritage, and the joy of cooking.

Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup was incubated and premiered at the 14th St Y Theater.

Puppet show in a traditional puppet booth

35-40 minutes long

STEAM Activity Guide

Add-Ons

- Finger Puppet Workshop

- Pet Dragon Workshop

The Hidden Challah

Oy Vey!  There's a challah thief on the prowl, and no Jewish bread is safe! 

 

Join Mystery Max as we search for clues, question Kosher scientists, sing songs and apprehend the culprit.

YES!  We do a Hannukah and Passover version!

Puppet show in a traditional puppet booth

35-40 minutes long

STEAM Activity Guide

Add-Ons

- Finger Puppet Workshop

- Pet Dragon Workshop

 

Esther Saves the Day!  (Purim)

When the evil Haman threatens the Jews of Persia, it's up to the brave Esther and her clever uncle Mordecai to save the day in this Purim Shpiel.

 

Beauty contests, a forgetful King and a lottery of DOOM comprise the traditional story of Purim, based on the Book of Esther. 

 

Can our heroes unravel Haman's plot in time, or will all the Jews of Persia be destroyed?

Go, Esther, Go!

Puppet show in a traditional puppet booth

35-40 minutes long

Add-Ons

- Finger Puppet Workshop

- Pet Dragon Workshop

The Silent Shofar  (Rosh Hashanah)

It's Rosh Hashanah Eve and there's a big problem - the Temple's shofar is gone!  A mysterious salesman has the answer: The Silent Shofar, a magical horn that "only good people can hear".

 

 Baa along with Daisy the Ram in this very silly retelling of The Emperor's New Clothes.

Puppet show in a traditional puppet booth

35-40 minutes long

Add-Ons

- Finger Puppet Workshop

- Pet Dragon Workshop

The Ant & The Grasshopper  (Yom Kippur)

Two classic Aesop's Fables with the theme of forgiveness. The original moral stories that teach while entertaining - 'The Ant and The Grasshopper' and 'The Lion and the Mouse'.

 

Each fable is highly interactive, plus we learn the four seasons, the power of kindess, and how to forgive others.

Tabletop puppet show

35-40 minutes long

Add-Ons

- Finger Puppet Workshop

- Pet Dragon Workshop

Princess Petunia & The Dragon  (Tu B'Shevat)

Once upon a time in the kingdom of Lockhart, the sun turned cold!

All the trees and plants were in danger of freezing. It's up to a brave princess to overcome a medieval bully, help her friends, ride a dragon and save the day.

 

Themes include helping others, environmentalism, and believing in yourself.

 

This 'Ages 3 & Up' adventure includes lots of laughter, a cast of hilarious characters, and is great for Tu B'Shevat.

 

Runtime: 45 minutes

New puppet cast premiered at the 14th Street Y Theater in 2020.

Add-Ons

- Finger Puppet Workshop

- Pet Dragon Workshop

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Puppets by Creaturiste, Costumes by Sarah Lafferty