A terrible drought has overtaken the land, and all the world has turned brown and lifeless. “The Dragod King” An underwater fantasy based on Chinese folklore is Tanglewood Marionettes' latest production, a New England based marionette company, a story about a wise Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea to seek answers of the great Dragon King. The show will take place at the Lawrence School in Falmouth on Friday, December 7 at 7 PM.
Tickets are $5 for children and $7 for adults. The show is funded by the Falmouth Elementary PTOs and sponsored by the Falmouth Schools Arts Council.
Founded in 1993 by Anne Ware and Peter Schaefer, Tanglewood Marionettes is a nationally touring marionette theater based in New England. Their repertoire consists primarily of classic tales performed by skilled puppeteers who have spent many years perfecting their art and have performed throughout the country at schools, libraries, theaters and festivals throughout New England and beyond. The puppeteers include Peter Schaefer, Jennifer Tebo and Stephen Hancock.
Peter Schaefer has been performing with hand puppets, rod puppets, and marionettes since he was knee-high. After touring nationally for two years under the aegis of National School Assemblies, Peter decided to join forces with a fellow puppeteer and form a new company - Tanglewood Marionettes.
Jennifer Tebo received a degree in theater and Classical Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. In addition to the Marionette, Jenn has experience in Hand, Rod, and Shadow puppetry as well as Bunraku, a traditional Japanese puppetry. She has been touring with Tanglewood Marionettes since her graduation in 2004 and plans to spend a lifetime in puppetry.
Stephen Hancock has been a professional puppeteer since 1984. One of his first stints in theater was touring with the Bennington Puppets, a marionette troupe based in Bennington, Vermont where he worked until 1991. Since 1993, Stephen has worked with Tanglewood Marionettes in developing shows such as: "An Arabian Adventure;" "Cinderella;" "Perseus and Medusa;" "Hansel and Gretel;" and "the Dragon King."