Thursday March 28, 2013

PUTNEY -- Sandglass Theater will present this season’s final performance in the Winter Sunshine Series on Saturday, April 6, at 2 and 4 p.m. Ines Zeller Bass will warm the Sandglass stage with two performances of her acclaimed children’s show "Isidor’s Cheek."

Sandglass Theater and Crabgrass Puppets come together to present this special series of family-friendly puppet shows.

Young children and their families will be delighted Zeller Bass’ award-winning piece "Isidor’s Cheek". Inspired by a character in a German children’s book, Isidor is forced out of a gray existence when his cheek runs away and he must search around the world to find it, entering a land of color and beauty, loneliness and danger.

Ines Zeller Bass performs "Isidor’s Cheek" on a revolving table filled with all the details of Isidor’s miniature world, from his shabby gray house to a forest of apple trees, through an unfriendly city, across a sea of turtles and barracuda, into the smallest circus in the world. The table revolves to bring Isidor home again and to transform his house, his garden and indeed his whole outlook on life.

Isidor himself is barely 5 1/2 inches high, an appropriately little hero for a small story with a big heart. "Isidor’s Cheek" won a Citation of Excellence from UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette) in 1999.

All tickets are $8. Reservations are encouraged. Sandglass Theater is located on Kimball Hill Road. For reservations or more information, call 802-387-4051 or visit


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