"Rumpelstiltskin" is a story as old as time.
Most children hear it told to them long before they reach their teen years.
What fun it is to go to a puppet show and see a childhood favorite story enacted.
We did just that this summer vacation.
The little ones in tow totally enjoyed the antics of the Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes.
They presented Rumpelstiltskin in the western Massachusetts town of Stockbridge.
The town, quintessential New England, is well known as the late famous artist, Norman Rockwell lived and painted there.
A son of the Robbins-Zust family, Dion, dramatically engaged the young audience in the story of Rumpelstiltskin.
There were a few adaptations to the well known story of the girl whose father lied to the king about his daughter being able to spin straw into gold.
The best part of the old stories is that they almost always have a powerful message.
In Rumpelstiltskin, it's tell the truth rather than lie!
The western Massachusetts marionette company has a full range of upcoming performances so, if you are within driving range, check their website for more information.
We also attended a puppet performance of "The Lion's Whiskers" by an entirely different company.
Stay tuned, if interested, as we'll highlight that delightful experience in another post in the near future.
DO YOU ENJOY PUPPET SHOWS?