Marin Theatre Company Presents A Nappy's Puppets Production of 'Father Goose's Tales'

August 25, 2016


Production Dates: September 17 – 25, 2016

A Reimagining of Mother Goose’s Fairy Tales with Captivating Puppetry
On Marin Theatre Company’s Family Series Stage

MILL VALLEY, CA—Marin Theatre Company continues to pull the heartstrings of children and adults this season by proudly producing the Nappy’s Puppets show Father Goose’s Tales to kick off their 2016-17 Family Series season. The incredibly talented Jim Napolitano enchants the stage with his menagerie of co-stars: the many characters that come to life through the magic of puppetry! He uses his keen talents to both mesmerize children and entertain adults with humor, song, and rhyme in this heartwarming tale. Children will adore the creative storytelling technique, large and loveable puppets, and charismatic charm Napolitano brings to every performance.

A Bit About Nappy’s Puppets

For thousands of years, man has manipulated puppets in storytelling for a variety of reasons: religion, education, and entertainment. One of the oldest and most wonderful forms of puppetry is shadow puppetry. Nappy's Puppets is dedicated to presenting quality puppet theater to audiences of all ages. The goal of each performances is to entertain, inspire and educate the audience on the range and scope of puppetry as an art form.
Jim “Uncle Nappy” Napolitano, a New England native, has been producing puppet theatre for more than twenty years. His highly unique and engaging productions provide entertainment for all ages. Jim has an unsurpassed passion for engaging with audience members big and small through his puppetry performances, and has the incredible gift of capturing imaginations. His repertoire of shows include Father Goose’s Tales, Jack and the Beanstalk, Sing-A-Long, and Shadows Around the World; all of which he has presented to audiences across the United States. Jim Napolitano also offers a variety of educational and entertainment possibilities: private parties, school assemblies, workshops, fundraisers and professional development days.

Performing Arts | Theater

Father Goose’s Tales | Nappy’s Puppets

Marin Theatre Company
By Nappy’s Puppets
Featuring and Created by Jim Napolitano

Sept 17 - 25, 2016

Performance Days
Saturday, September 17, 10am, 12:30pm, 3pmSunday, September 18, 10am, 12:30pmSaturday, September 24, 10am, 12:30pm, 3pmSunday, September 25, 10am, 12:30pm

Marin Theatre Company | 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Mother Goose has taken the day off and Father Goose must do all her chores, including the storytelling! Try as he might, Father Goose just can't get the stories right....Father Goose's Tales is a modern retelling of nursery rhymes, stories and children's songs that will entertain the whole family.

Running Time: 30 minutes


A variety of discounts are available for youth, educators, military families and seniors, as well as for groups of 8 or more. Contact the friendly MTC Box Office for more details.

CONTACT | (415) 388-5208 |

Founded in 1966, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our 231-seat main stage theater, as well as a four-show Theater Series for Young Audiences. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes productions of premieres, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights and membership in the National New Play Network. Our numerous education programs serve more than 8,500 students from over 50 Bay Area schools each year. MTC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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