Puppets of Praise


What is Puppets of Praise?

This is a group of youth aged 6th grade through 12th grade (with some adult volunteers as well).  We put on shows, using life-size and hand puppets for various groups in the community.  Our current show is The Trials of Alice in Wonderland and we most recently performed it in the Lesher theater.  We are looking forward to continueing this show in the fall and then performing a new show starting around the first of the year.  We meet on Monday nights for rehearsal.  If you are interested in joining this group or want to know the dates/times of our next show, please contact Mark Pitzlin markpitzlin@comcast.net  



 Puppets of Praise Corner
POP Theater continues their preparation of “Alice @ Wonderland”.  To refresh your memories, Alice @ is described as “The folly of 21st century colliding with the madness of Wonderland.  Alice is a texting, tweeting, and Googling girl of the modern era falling into the Wonderland of old. To this end we are recreating many of the favorite characters of Wonderland to give a new and “Puppets of Praise” type production.
So that means we are incurring expenses in creating a new, Mad Hatter, March Hare, Dore Mouse, Humpty Dumpty, Tiny Door and a few extras plus costuming. We therefore always welcome donations to help with the costs. Our biggest need however is still in a few cast members. THIS MAY INCLUDE SOME INTEREST FROM A FEW OF YOU TO BE A PART. We are looking for a chorus group of 4 or more to help transition the scenes with the audience. Adults are welcome in fact encouraged. Anyone with acting or dance experience or interest may want to contact us to see if there could be a fit. You can sing along with the provided sound track and interact with the puppets. You will not be a puppet but costumed per set that includes a chorus number. Stage hands and assistance in costume changes will also be needed. Also help promoting and offering ticket purchases to friends and
neighbors. Performance dates are November 3-5.
On a separate note, we have again asked to be a part of Pleasant Hill’s Art and Wine event the first weekend in October. We will be performing both Saturday and Sunday so that is great publicity prior to our performance in
WE NEED YOU!!!!! Yes, we need the help of St Mark’s even more for this production. Stay tuned for other ideas where you may be able to be involved but please make your interest known so we can contact you. Please continue to pray for our ministry and share your ideas with us. We would love to hear from you. 
Thank you!
Puppets of Praise and POP Theater
Mark Pitzlin


Mark Pitzlin, Director of Puppet Ministry
Phone:(925) 286-8127