The Comical Misadventures of Mr. Punch is a madcap, call-and-response, hand puppet romp.

When the Baby goes missing, Mr. Punch sets out to the rescue —

unleashing mischief and mayhem all the way.

Tangling with a crocodile, a policeman and the devil himself,

Mr. Punch presents a travesty of manners in which the children

must keep the puppets from misbehaving and the Baby triumphs in the end.

“Ingenius!” — City Pages

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Performance History

Carl Kroening Interpretive Center

Smoky Hill River Festival

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Main Street Stage 

Itasca County Fair

Washington County Fair

MN and WI Libraries

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Z Puppets Rosenschnoz

presents

The Comical Misadventures of

Mr. Punch

 

“Ingenius!”

— City Pages

 

[CITY] –Award-winning Minneapolis artists Z Puppets Rosenschnoz will perform A La Carte: In a Fool’s Kitchen for local families [Date] at [Time & Location].

 

Mr. Punch is a madcap call and response hand puppet romp. When the Baby goes missing, Mr. Punch sets out to the rescue — unleashing mischief and mayhem.  Tangling with a crocodile, a policeman and the devil himself, Mr. Punch presents a travesty of manners in which the children must keep the puppets from misbehaving and the Baby triumphs in the end. Recommended for ages 5 & up.


 

About Z Puppets Rosenschnoz

 

“1/2 Monty Python + 1/2 Sesame Street”

 

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz delights children and their adults with feats of imagination, mixing hand-crafted puppetry, zany comedy with live music.

 

Z Puppets has earned many awards, including support from the Jim Henson Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Puppeteers of America and Minnesota State Arts Board.

 

Based in Minneapolis, Z Puppets tour their family-friendly comedies across the country. Appearances have included the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the National Puppetry Festival, the Walker Art Center and Boston’s Puppet Showplace Theatre.

 

Z artists have an extensive background teaching classes, workshops and residencies for students of all ages and abilities. Creative Directors Aronson and Griffith have served as arts education specialists for the Perpich Center for Arts Education, Children's Theatre Company and the Educational Theater Association.

 

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The Comical Misadventures of Mr Punch

STUDY GUIDE

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The Comical Misadventures of Mr Punch

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The Comical Misadventures of Mr. Punch is a 45-minute traditional hand puppet performance.  The show travels in a van with two performers who will also load-in and set up.  The performers include a one-person band (travels across stage) and a puppeteer (concealed in a 4’ x 4’ booth that is 8’ tall). Set-up can be accomplished in most venues within an hour. Mr Punch is designed to be flexible, and can be performed on a proscenium or thrust stage, black box or even outdoors.  

SET: The set includes one 4’ x 4’ x 8’ tall puppet booth (downstage center).  The minimal playing area is 12’ x 12.’

LIGHTS: Mr. Punch requires only a general lighting wash downstage covering 8-10’ from the front apron.  Special Lighting travels with the show and is attached to the booth and controlled by puppeteer.

SOUND: Mr Punch uses one wireless headset mic (XLR) that travels with the show.  We may also bring an iPod with pre-show and post-show music to be operated from the sound booth.

HOSPITALITY:  The Company requests the following to be backstage in between events on days in which more than one activity has been scheduled (times will be advanced by Tour Manager):

  •  Filtered water
  •  Fruit tray (e.g. grapes, apples, oranges)
  •  Vegetarian snack tray (e.g. pita bread, hummus, carrots)

MINIMUM STAGE DIMENSIONS:

  •  Depth: 12’ (back wall to lip of stage)
  •  Width – 12’ at proscenium
  •  Height – 8’ mandatory

DRESSING ROOMS:  At least one dressing room with adequate heating, hot water and toilets separate from public must be provided.

PARKING:  Parking for one van is required.

FRONT OF HOUSE:  Late seating is allowed.  We will require a minimum of 2’ x 5’ x 8’ tall to set up our Merchandise booth.

SAMPLE WORK SCHEDULE:  Production requires exclusive use of Theater for duration of load-in and performance. Below is typical for a small to mid-sized theater space.  Outdoor or unusual space can also be accommodated. The schedule below is a sample assuming performances at 1:00 and 5:00 pm.  Your schedule may vary, and will be forwarded by our Tour Manager.

4:00 pm:   Call, warm up

4:30 pm:   Puppeteer call onstage, house opens

5:00 pm:   Presenter introduction, show begins

5:45 pm:   Show ends, Company returns for Q&A 

6:00 pm:  Clean up and pack props

6:30 pm:  Company load out, departs with audience, greet children.

11:00 am:  Company arrives, load-in and set up

12:00 pm:  Sound check, warm-up

12:30 pm:  Puppeteer call onstage, house opens

1:00 pm:   Presenter introduction, show begins

1:45 pm:   Show ends, Company returns for Q&A 

2:00 pm:   Clean up and re-set props

2:30 pm:   Company lunch and break with audience, greet children.

 

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