What happens when a Zen Master Panda bear moves next-door to a ten year-old boy and his two siblings? Award-winning Rogue Artists Ensemble brings this delightful tale to life on stage at Pasadena Playhouse with over 30 fabulous puppets from around the globe, fantastic video projections and original songs.
ZEN SHORTS is based on the award-winning children’s book of the same name. Panda Stillwater imparts centuries of Zen master wisdom about family, friendships and getting through the ups and downs of growing up.
ZEN SHORTS has been selected as a Feature Performance at the 2017 National Puppetry Festival, a gathering of the nation’s leading puppet artists which will be held in July at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Children’s book is by Jon J. Muth, adapted for the stage by Elizabeth Wong, Skyler Gray, Sean T. Cawelti, Miles Taber, Matthew Hill, Landon Johnson, with Rogue Artists Ensemble and directed by Sean T. Cawelti.
Performance schedule: Monday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m Sunday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m Sunday, June 25 at 10:00 a.m. All tickets are $25 and general admission seating. Running time is 60 minutes. Free post-show engagement activities include a puppetry workshop on June 10 for all audience members, free kids yoga classes on select dates and other events.