After being pushed around for over 200 years, the famous hand puppet heroine Judy has had enough! On Saturday, May 30, at 3 p.m. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre presents Puppet Showplace Theater’s Sarah Nolen performing her show “Judy Saves the Day!”
Cheer on Judy in this online performance as she goes on a quest for respect, justice and a well-deserved nap. This modern interpretation of the traditional “Punch and Judy” show is a hilarious, timely, hand-crafted farce that the whole family will enjoy. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Sarah Nolen became Puppet Showplace Theater’s third-ever resident artist in September 2017. Her shadow adaptation of the Baba Yaga story, “Lisa the Wise,” debuted in October 2017 as part of the Fall Fairy Tale Festival. Since coming on board at Puppet Showplace, Sarah has debuted two new shows: “The Fairy Tailor” in February 2018, and “Judy Saves the Day” in January 2019.
Sarah stays busy teaching camps and classes for all ages pre-k to adult, consulting on puppetry projects for theaters and cultural institutions, and running the theater’s “Hatchery” program for new works development. Originally from Austin, Texas, Sarah earned her BFA in film from Southern Methodist University in 2009, and MFA in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut in 2016. Sarah has performed as a puppeteer for the Boston Pops Orchestra, EnvisionFEST Hartford, and The Out of Bounds Festival in Austin. In addition to her work in puppetry, Sarah is an experienced filmmaker and comedy improv performer.
Ticket links for “Judy Saves the Day!” are $10 per family at goatonaboat.org.