The Arm-of-the-Sea Theater will perform its annual Esopus Creek Puppet Suite August 5-7 at 7 p.m. at the Tidewater Center in Saugerties. The outdoor performance event features live music, larger-than-life mask and puppet figures, and low-tech visual storytelling devices. This year’s show Keep this lamp trimmed and burnedis a historical drama about the Saugerties Lighthouse and the women’s suffrage movement.
The ensemble cast includes musicians Eli Winograd, Katy Kondrat and Laura Crimmins as well as veteran puppeteers Kira deCoudres, Trey Daniels, Dee Dee Maucher, Maclain Maeir and MJ Smythe. Marlena Marallo created the visuals for the production and Patrick Wadden is directing the action.
The Tidewater Center is located at 61 East Bridge Street in the Village of Saugerties. Admission is only $5 for children and $10 for adults. The show is best suited for children aged eight and up. Tickets are available at the venue entrance each evening and online at Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/386208739737. Members of the public should arrive early and bring lawn seats. For more information, visit armofthesea.org.