Dartmouth Events

HopStop Family Show: Modern Times Theater The Perils of Mr. Punch

An absurdist delight featuring puppetry favorites Punch and Judy, presented live, and updated for the 21st century.

Saturday, June 25, 2022
11:00am – 11:45am
Hop Courtyard
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Performances

Allow Mr. Punch to remove your bad mood and tickle four out of your five senses. Watch as Judy tames unruly plumbing while avoiding the jaws of the carnivore du jour! And, feast your eyes upon the diaper change that should not be!

It's a melodrama of epically small proportions so funny that you'll forget to take out your phone for at least the first half hour. The low-tech old-time spectacle is as entertaining to the masses of today as it was 300 years ago.

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," the uku-lady Rose Friedman. Justin Lander, showman of the absurd, 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.

Free, no tickets required.

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For more information, contact:
Hopkins Center for the Arts

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.