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The Gift of a Puppetry Performance

On February 7, 2015, Nancy Hardy and Jaissa maran-Kaiel presented an adaptation of an old Polish folk tale as a puppetry performance for friends of theirs in the Society for Creative Anachronism.  The story was told in a szopka, which is a traditional Polish puppet stage that originated in the churches of Poland in the Middle Ages.  The szopka was built by Nancy, and the puppets were made by Jaissa.

The story, originally about an apprentice baker who rescues a bee from drowning and is rewarded with a pot of honey that enables him to bake the finest gingerbread in the land, was re-written to include the groom’s pursuit of soap-making.  The show was presented immediately following their wedding ceremony, to the delight of all gathered.

Click here to see the performance.