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May 02

Go Home Tiny Monster - The Gottabees puppet show

Saturday, May 2 –

Event Time: 11am

Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland

One day, Sylvie and her family of homespun creatures suddenly find themselves in need of a new home. Luckily, they have an audience full of people who can help them out.

GO HOME TINY MONSTER features The Gottabees’ trademark mix of puppetry, joyously absurd silliness, physical theater, live music, and surprising poignancy.

GO HOME TINY MONSTER was inspired by true events -- four members of The Gottabees were displaced from their homes (two by fire and two by weather-related damage), and this show attempts to make sense of their shared experiences. (They all live in wonderful homes now!)

The Gottabees use their seemingly silly, magical, illogical style of puppet theater to “talk” about what it’s like to not have a home and how to have the audience actually help create a home for the characters on stage, together as a community.

The Gottabees draw inspiration from these stories about home and community: Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead, Elephant & Piggie series by Mo Willems, Press Here by Harvé Tullet, and classic tales of The Three Little Pigs and Winnie the Pooh.

Highlights include:

  • Sylvie does her chores with the help of her mischievous monsters. Well, she tries to at least...
  • Getting ready for bed is harder than it looks for monsters.
  • A storm approaches in the night...
  • Sylvie and her monsters try to make do with an awkward tent made of an umbrella and tree stump.
  • Grandpa Monster designs the perfect new home but Sylvie doesn’t think she can do it...
  • With help from her audience friends, Sylvie raises the roof on her new home!

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About Strand Theatre

345 Main St., P.O. Box 433,
Rockland, ME 04841

Beautifully restored classic movie house and performing arts center is open year round, and offers a regular schedule of film, concerts, and special events. Fully equipped modern facility available for rent. On the National Register of Historic Places.

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