The Great Red Ball Rescue

Recommended Ages: Family Audiences | Kindergarten – Gr. 6
Length: 40 minutes
Touring Status: Available for touring
Extras: Post-show Talk Back


Red alert! A family trip to the beach goes awry when a young boy’s favorite Red Ball  whisked away by the tides. Can he summon the courage to get it back? Join Jasper, a timid kid with a big imagination, as he sets out on an adventure across the ocean, under the waves, and up into the clouds. Along the way, he meets fantastical fortunetellers, thieving fishermen, and many mysterious creatures of the deep. Will he ever reclaim his favorite Red Ball from the clutches of the sea? Find out in this visually stunning production featuring multiple styles of puppetry, an original score, and lots of sea-faring fun!

Created with the generous support of:

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Original Score: Dana Colley
Direction: Jason Slavick
Costumes: Kendra Bell
Scroll Design/Illustration: John Lechner

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Puppeteers of America, NE Region (2014)

What are people saying about The Great Red Ball Rescue?


“Puppeteer Faye Dupras astounds audience with ‘The Great Red Ball Rescue…Dupras had the children roaring with laughter…[she] possessed a remarkable ability to know just what the children watching her show wanted…though the show was largely geared towards children, older audience members loved it as well.”

The Daily Campus, Helen Stec (March 7 2016)

“My son said “I want to remember this forever!” the first time he saw the underwater scene in Great Red Ball Rescue. He liked it so much that he came back again…Since then he’s been making “Jasper” puppets of different sizes, which are now all over his bedroom. I just wanted to let you know how much your show has fired the imagination of my son…As a lifetime puppetry enthusiast myself, though I like the “standard” children’s’ fairy-tale-based shows as well, I really enjoy the more sophisticated theater that you’re doing which is truly engaging for all ages.”

– Alison Plante, Boston Area Guild of Puppetry Member (Feb 2014)