Pics from the puppet show on Saturday
I'm late in getting these up, but I wanted to post about City of Hamburgers, the puppet show at the Hawthorne Street block party last week, because our neighbors did such an awesome job in putting it together. Despite lousy weather, Alphabet Arts did three performances of Hamburgers, and the audiences just ate them up.
The play focuses on a young boy and his German grandmother, who tells bedtime stories about life among the people of Hamburg and Frankfurt. Loaded with bad (good) puns, the story was based on a children's book by Simpsons writer Mike Reiss; the Alphabet team adapted it for the stage, adding a live band. (A few young children at the 2 o'clock show we attended were transfixed by just watching the musicians.")
There are no more shows currently scheduled, but the group is planning to take it on the road to other parts of New York and Connecticut. Wish 'em luck. It's a great show.