Thistle Theatre presents “The Pixie and the Grocer”

Thistle Theatre, a puppet theatre for families, presents:

Hans Christian Andersen’s

Pixie and Barrell 2

The “Pixie and the Grocer” is an ideal family story for the holiday season. In this Hans Christian Andersen story, a Pixie lives comfortably with a greedy Grocer and his wife. One day he observes a poor Poet give up food in exchange for an old book. The incredulous Pixie peeks into the Poet’s room and sees the beauty and excitement of poetry dance before his eyes! Now he faces a dilemma…should he switch his services from the dishonest Grocer and his wife to the poor Poet and live a less comfortable life? The production features original songs written by Sue Ennis and music score by Michael Flint.

Thistle Theatre specializes in tabletop Bunraku-style of puppetry in which three puppeteers dressed entirely in black operate the puppets. Shadow puppets bring the poetry to life. The puppeteers are Ben Burris, Zane Exactly and Gina Wilhelm directed by Jean Enticknap. Funded in part with Funds from 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Fund.

Performance Schedule

Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98117 in Ballard
Dec. 7, 8 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Bellevue Youth Theatre
16661 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008
Dec. 21, 22 (2:00PM & 4:00PM)

Magnuson Park Theatre
7110 – 62nd Ave NE Bld 47, Seattle, WA 98115
Dec. 28, 29 (1:00PM & 3:00PM)

Individual Tickets
Children and Seniors – $8.00
General – $10.00

Purchase tickets at or

(206) 524-3388

Pixie touches toes

Posted on December 5, 2013, in Events, Puppet Shows and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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