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Join Mr. Bunni, a door-to-door vegetable salesman, as he journeys beneath the earth, into the sea, and even to outer space in search of carrot customers. Will he ever sell enough to please his boss? Or will his new friends teach him a valuable lesson about being true to himself? This imaginative table-top performance features colorful paper puppets and plenty of audience interaction. After the show there will be a meet-and-greet upclose of the puppets and performers for children who are interested!
BRAD SHUR is a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from pixels to papier mache. As the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater he performs regularly and teaches puppetry classes to students of all ages, Pre-K to adult. As protégé of master puppeteer Paul Vincent Davis, Brad trained extensively in glove puppetry and currently performs two of Davis’ classic shows at venues across New England. Brad’s original works include “Robin Hood,” “The Carrot Salesman,” “Dr. Doohickey and the Monster Machine,” “Tall Tales ” and “The Magic Soup and Other Stories,” featured at the Puppeteers of America National Festival 2013. In January 2016, he also debuted “Cardboard Explosion!” an interactive puppetry performance made entirely from cardboard. Prior to becoming the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace, Brad toured the country as a performer with Big Nazo (Rhode Island), Wood & Strings Theatre (Tennessee) and The PuppeTree (Vermont). As a builder Brad has designed and fabricated puppets for American Idol, Dollywood, Avenue Q, and the U.S.S. Constitution Museum. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.
CHRIS MONTI is a writer, singer, and musician based in Providence, RI. He has released three records: Home, Locust Grove, and Swampland Flowers on CMO Records. Chris has opened for and toured with country-blues great Paul Geremia, and has had the pleasure of playing music with the Providence Wholebellies (led by harmonica wizard Chris Turner), with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, and with composer Steve Jobe (playing the gigantic Bosch Hurdy-Gurdy). Monti regularly performs for children all over New England in schools, hospitals, and community settings. In addition to guitar, Monti plays harmonica, banjo, mandolin, dobro, piano, lap steel, and kazoo.