Events this Feburary

There are a number of activities this month, where to start!

Guild Event “The Magic Flute” “Writing For the Puppet Stage” & Mary Nagler Bon Voyage!
Sat., 02/26 at 2-7ish pm

The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 2 pm

Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder Music Direction by Lynne Morrow
Stage Direction Amanda McTigue
Puppet Design and Direction: Mary Hildebrand Nagler
Coproduced by the Music and Theatre Arts & Dance
Evert B. Person Theatre, 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park

This production includes remarkable puppets designed by our own Mary Nagler. Come see a giant snake, little flittery birds, and eight animals representing each continent: N America the Timber wolf, S America the giant tortoise, Australia the Koala, Europe the Chamois antelope, China the Crane, Antarctica the King Penguin, A baby elephant from Eurasia, and an African lion. Oh, and a full sized African Elephant!

The Magic Flute has it all – lovers falling in love tortuously through discovery and challenge, bitter hate-filled ex-spouses, power struggles, juicy villains, mystical beings descending from the skies and puppets! As magical as the flute it celebrates, Mozart’s final opera is beloved for its blend of fantastical storytelling, appealing characters, Shakespearian scope and, always, the exquisite beauty of its music.

(The full run is Feb 23 – Mar 5, 2017, if you want to see this production and can’t make Feb 26) Tickets $10-$17, $10 for Guild members To order tickets online  or call the Box Office 707-664-4246. Guild member tickets are $10 if you enter the code SSUGOPLAY. You can purchase up to 2 tickets with this code. If you want more, to use this code again, you must reenter as another person. If you’d like to sit in a section reserved for the Guild, you must email Lee Armstrong, by Fri., 02/25 at 6 pm. Then look for the Guild reserved seats when you enter the auditorium.


One Stone, a new play on Albert Einstein with solo actor and puppets
Opening February 10 and running 2 weekends at the Cinnabar Theatre in Petaluma is the world premier of “One Stone.”

Tickets, times and location of the Cinnabar Theatre can be found at (use the password PUPPETS to get the guild discount for any show) or you can call the box office at 707-763- 8920.


El Sobrante: Puppetry & Creative Ministry Festival
February 24 – 25, 2017
Puppetry & Creative Ministry Festival
Central Assembly Church, 570 Appian Way, El Sobrante, CA 94803

Friday night and all day Saturday event will be filled with workshops, performances, competition, demonstrations and excitement!

A variety of workshops will be offered for topics such as puppet ministry, children’s ministry, leadership and different performance disciplines. We invite performers and ministries to also consider sharing short pieces during competitions.

Anyone interested in ministry will be taught, challenged and equipped to effectively use creative tools to advance the gospel. Plan now to attend!

Learn more at