photo by liz linder

photo by liz linder

bonnie duncan | The gottabees

Squirrel Stole My Underpants
QUALITY TIME! Family Friendly Matinee

Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 11am
Location: The Yard's Patricia Nanon Theater

Family Friendly Free Matinee
Pay What You Can
Registration reccomended

In this poignantly silly adventure tale for families, Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world emerges from her laundry basket, and curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands. 

Will our lonely heroine rescue her underpants and discover the magic within herself? Join us on this adventure to find out!  

Featuring: physical theater, puppetry, and a giant pile of clothes.  

Bonnie Duncan has blended puppetry, dance, and physical theatre in surprising and delightful ways for the past 16 years.  She has most recently been working as one half of They Gotta Be Secret Agents with Tim Gallagher. Prior to her work as a Secret Agent, Bonnie was a company member of Snappy Dance Theater for 8 years, performing sculptural, acrobatic dances internationally.   

Puppets!  Original music!  A Tiny Bit of Acrobatics!  Adventure and Invention! The Gottabees started making super fun theater for families in 2013 with the creation of Squirrel Stole My Underpants and followed up with Lollipops for Breakfast in 2015.  They have since been selling out venues and inspiring homemade puppet shows throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.  Bonnie Duncan (creator/performer) along with Brendan Burns, Tony Leva (musicians), and Dan Milstein (director) find it deeply satisfying to create original physical theater so families can do something fun together that allows them all to giggle, gasp, sigh, and cheer in 45 minutes or less. 

Their work has earned a Jim Henson Foundation family project grant and won the “Artistic Achievement Award” for Puppeteers of America’s Northeast Region.  Their work has been seen at the Center for Puppetry Arts (Atlanta, GA), La MaMa E.T.C. (New York City), Detroit Institute of the Arts (Michigan), and Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), among other venues and “is likely to steal your heart.” (CBC News)