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Puppet Preparations

  • Above: Bread and Puppet puppeteer Frederica Collina demonstrates for Thetford Elementary fifth-graders the introduction to the school’s spring pageant during a rehearsal yesterday. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

    Above: Bread and Puppet puppeteer Frederica Collina demonstrates for Thetford Elementary fifth-graders the introduction to the school’s spring pageant during a rehearsal yesterday. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »

  •  Right: Jason Hicks of Bread and Puppet outfits fifth-graders Hunter LeFevre and Emma Thorburn as the “mud monster.” A homage to spring, the pageant features the whole school, with students portraying bees, the sky, rain, busy business people on their way to work and the mud monster. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

    Right: Jason Hicks of Bread and Puppet outfits fifth-graders Hunter LeFevre and Emma Thorburn as the “mud monster.” A homage to spring, the pageant features the whole school, with students portraying bees, the sky, rain, busy business people on their way to work and the mud monster. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Above: Bread and Puppet puppeteer Frederica Collina demonstrates for Thetford Elementary fifth-graders the introduction to the school’s spring pageant during a rehearsal yesterday. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)
  •  Right: Jason Hicks of Bread and Puppet outfits fifth-graders Hunter LeFevre and Emma Thorburn as the “mud monster.” A homage to spring, the pageant features the whole school, with students portraying bees, the sky, rain, busy business people on their way to work and the mud monster. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

In the first photograph, Bread and Puppet puppeteer Frederica Collina demonstrates for Thetford Elementary fifth-graders the introduction to the school’s spring pageant during a rehearsal yesterday.

In the second, Jason Hicks of Bread and Puppet outfits fifth-graders Hunter LeFevre and Emma Thorburn as the “mud monster.” A homage to spring, the pageant features the whole school, with students portraying bees, the sky, rain, busy business people on their way to work and the mud monster.

Valley News photographs — Sarah Priestap