‘Puppets on the Common’ Returns Aug 16

The Friends of the Public Garden will present the sixth annual presentation of its popular “Puppets on the Common” show featuring Rosalita’s Puppets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common.

Master puppeteer and creative director Charlotte Dore will direct a performance of the marionette show “The Enchanted Castle and Royal Park,” with Princess Krystal and Fairy Godmother Glitter and all their puppet friends.

The show is free, open to the public and designed for “kids of all ages.” It is underwritten by a grant from the M. Holt Massey Charitable Trust.

Dore founded Rosalita’s Puppets over 18 years ago. In addition to writing and performing all her shows, she builds her own puppets and backdrops, occasionally by recycling and adapting existing objects and toys. She has been profiled in the Boston Globe and has won a number of awards.

Puppets on the Common is one of many programs and activities sponsored by the Friends of the Public Garden, a nonprofit citizen’s advocacy group founded in 1970 to preserve, protect and enhance the Boston Common and Commonwealth Avenue Mall as well as the Public Garden, in collaboration with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information visit www.friendsofthepublicgarden.org or call 617-723-8144.

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