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The Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents Petrushka

March 21, 2012

And YOUR chance to WIN a Family 4 Pack of tickets!

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company will join three local leading arts organizations in presenting a festival celebrating world-renowned puppeteer Basil Twist. STC, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland will host several original productions by the puppeteer who has been described as "one of the most ambitious and imaginative...in contemporary puppetry."

First commissioned for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Petrushka premiered in 2001 and tells the tragic love story of three puppets at a Russian carnival. Petrushka, the clown, falls in love with the winsome Ballerina at first sight. The conniving and rich Moor loves the Ballerina as well, and seduces her with beautiful things. She rejects the earnest advances of Petrushka, who, upset and lonely, confronts the Moor. Have these puppets come to life, or are they merely playing out a story being told?

Reality and magic are woven together by the deft hand of Basil Twist, against the backdrop of a specially created two-piano version of Stravinsky’s original ballet score. Nine hidden puppeteers use a combination of Czech and Japanese techniques to bring the puppets and Basil Twist’s vision to life. The performance opens with an abstract fantasia of puppetry, set to Stravinsky’s Sonata for Two Pianos.

Recommended for children in 3rd grade and above.

To enter- You must be 18+ and a Mac Kid Rockville subscriber.  This quick turn-around contest will end at 9pm on 03/22/2012.  Just leave a comment below or on our Facebook page letting us know why you want to win.


1) Sonia said:
My daughter loves puppets. I love the idea of seeing a show that combines ballet and puppets. I am sure it's an amazing show.
2 years, 4 months ago
2) Karen said:
I would love to win the tickets to take my older son because he has not been to a performance like this one and I believe he would really like it. It would also fulfill one of his cub scout electives for a badge. :)
2 years, 4 months ago

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