File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 438

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Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 20:32:46 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] National Marionette Theatre

Hello David;
    I caught your e-mail last night about scaling down your stage and 
operations and I totally agree. With the economy the way it is we have no 
chioce. Both my wife and I used to tour with the Bennington Marionettes 
about (ugh!!!) 18 years ago and they had a similar set up, 3 puupeteers 21/2 
hour set up it was brutal.
    When we started our own company The Puppet People we made sure that 
every thing was compact and light. Our stage stand about 9 to 10 feet 
depending on the show ( if we are doing marionettes or not) We have found 
that about 10 feet seems to works best for most schools and theaters. It was 
wierd we just stumbled on it.
    Well good luck this season and please let us know if you are going to be 
in the Albany, NY area we would loved to see a show.

The Puppet People

P.S. We will be at the Middlebury library, in Middlebury CT on  Dec. 2nd 
performing The Firebird. Also we will be at the Edmond Town Theater on Dec 
6th doing Xmas Carol, if you get a chance it would be great to meet  & talk 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Syrotiak" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] National Marionette Theatre

> Actually, I think at the time Dan Butterworth was working with Dad
> and doing the show. Dad never had red hair that I can remember. It
> was always a very dark brown, almost black. Then, he went salt and
> pepper. :-)
> David J Syrotiak
> National Marionette Theatre
> On Nov 24, 2008, at 4:58 PM, Hobey Ford wrote:
>>   I would love to see Ali Baba again, its
>> been almost 40 years since I last saw it.  David Sr. had red hair.
>> On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 7:55 AM, Robert Rogers
>> <> wrote:
>>>> I have very good feelings about our new stage and although we won't
>>>> be able to please everybody, I'm sure that most of the people who
>>>> see
>>>> our shows from now on will be completely satisfied with our work.
>>>> After all, the show is the thing, right?
>>> You are absolutely right, and I know what it means to scale back
>>> on the
>>> equipment for the sake of health and endurance.
>>> Now, if only someone would invent a van that drives itself!
>>> Robert Rogers
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