New Squid on the Block

All photos by Randy Davidson

Running Time: 45 minutes
Puppet Styles: Hand, Rod, and Shadow
Audience: Grades PK-5 and family audiences
Recommended audience size:
up to 400

New Squid on the Block Learning Guide

It can be hard to make friends. Especially if you have tentacles. Journey to Antarctica as a curious squid seeks connection in the most unlikely of places.  Penguins, orcas, and jellyfish abound in an icy landscape for this heartwarming tale of friendship. Beautifully handcrafted puppets, an original score by Ned Haskins, and a good dose of silliness, combine to create a comedic, wordless performance that celebrates  our ability to create connections, despite our differences.

Space & Technical Requirements: Clear, performing area that is at least 22 feet wide, 15 feet deep, and with a ceiling clearance of 8 feet or more.  A raised stage is required for audiences in excess of 100 persons. We provide wireless mics and professional sound or can work through your house system.

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Barefoot Puppet Theater tours award-winning programs to theatres, schools, libraries, children's museums and more. Though we are based out of Richmond, VA, our self-contained productions tour across the country. No matter your location, Barefoot Puppet Theatre would be thrilled to perform for you! Contact us today!


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