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Beer & Puppets

Ever paint and sip? It’s just like that. Well, it’s kind of like that, but with puppets. And beer. Flex your imagination as you design & create your very own one-of-a-kind puppet from scratch. Then, learn how to use it through acting exercises, Muppet-style monitor work, & more. The price of admission equals all the materials you’ll need and a hands-on puppetry workshop, plus one tasty brew or comparable libation (purchase more drinks or concessions if you like.) Warning: may make your adult coloring books feel like child’s play. We can’t think of a more creative way to spend a Thursday night! (Participants must be at least 21 years of age, ID is required.)

All shows are held in the Attic of the State Theatre, on Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm.  Click here to order tickets.

February 14th - Suds & Foam: The perfect date for Valentine's Day! Make a foam hand puppet with your sweetie. Don't have a sweetie? Meet another single, smart, artistic, good-looking person like yourself and make a puppet together. Think Valentine's Day is a bogus commercial racket? Channel that aggression into making a fantastic puppet...

March 14th - Some Strings Attached: Make a marionette and turn it into a real boy (or whatever) just in time for all of your World Puppetry Day needs! #pinocchioparadox #march21 #UNIMA #everydayisworldpuppetryday

April 11th - BYOP Spring Puppet Slam: An evening of performance workshops followed by a puppet cabaret. What good is sitting alone in your room? Flaunt your newly perfected Beer and Puppets artistry or enjoy a beverage as the puppet shenanigans unfold. Performance open to the public; performance slots reserved for Beer and Puppets workshop participants first.

September 12th - (Dark) Shadows and Light (Brews): Or dark brews. Pick your poison and we'll enlighten you on one of most ancient joint forces of art and science known to humankind: the shadow puppet. We'll train you to harness the power of optics and bend materials to your will (build shadow puppets and play with them.)

October 10th - Socktober Fest: The best darned sock puppet you ever made! (See what we did there?)

November 14th - BYOP Fall Puppet Slam: An evening of performance workshops followed by a puppet cabaret. What good is sitting alone in your room? Flaunt your newly perfected Beer and Puppets artistry or enjoy a beverage as the puppet shenanigans unfold. Performance open to the public; performance slots reserved for Beer and Puppets workshop participants first.