2023 Puppetry, Storytelling & Music #1
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Theater in the Open teams up with NCMF for a FREE puppet show with storytelling and music on Wednesday, August 2 at 11:00am (Gate House at Maudslay State Park, 1 Spring Lane). Stories include "An Adventure at Granny's" (Little Red Riding Hood), "The Bremen Town Musicians," and "Rumpilstilskin." If you enjoy "Peter and the Wolf," you will love this. All ages are welcome - bring a chair! (No tickets required)
THEATER IN THE OPEN: CURATORS OF THE HISTORIC GATEKEEPER'S HOUSE AT MAUDSLAY STATE PARK
From our origins as a children’s theater to the dynamic, multi-faceted organization you see today, Theater in the Open continually evolves to meet the community’s needs. Under its current leadership, Theater in the Open is delivering on all aspects of its mission — as a professional theater company, as a center for youth arts education and as a community partner with the vision to create art that is accessible to all.
In 2017, Theater in the Open was named the curator for the Gatekeeper's House by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, which officially grants Theater in the Open the ability to restore this historic building that has been our headquarters since 1987. As Historic Curators of the property, Theater in the Open is committed to making lasting, historically conscious improvements to the Gatekeeper's House, to preserve it for generations to come.
The Gatekeeper's House, originally known as the Forester's House, was constructed in 1903 at the southwest corner of the Maudsleigh Estate and served as a welcoming location and landmark to its visitors. The house was designed by William Gibbons Rantoul of the Boston firm, Jacques & Rantoul and is a classic example of American Shingle style. Rantoul’s distinctive use of Shingle style can be seen throughout the remaining estate buildings.