The puppeteer will present “Jack and the Beanstalk” /

LENOX, Mass. – Puppeteer Carl Sprague will return to Ventfort Hall Mansion and the Gilded Age Museum in Lenox to charm all ages with the classic fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk” for two puppet performances.

Dates and times are Monday, February 21 and Thursday, February 24, both at 3:30 p.m. The public will have the opportunity to meet Sprague.

Sprague, who appears annually at Ventfort Hall with his “behind the scenes” master’s degree, has been a puppeteer since childhood. He inherited a collection of 60 antique Czech puppets, each about eight inches tall, which were assembled by his great-grandfather, Julius Hybler, with purchased heads and handmade costumes. Hybler’s legacy also includes two puppet theaters.

In addition, Sprague has served as set designer for films such as “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “The Age of Innocence” by Scorsese, as well as for theatrical productions, including those of Shakespeare & Company.

Admission to the show is $15 per person; $7 for children aged 4 to 17 and free for children 3 and under. Children must be accompanied by adults. Reservations are highly recommended as space is limited and can be made by calling (413) 637-3206. Walk-ins will be accommodated depending on the space available. All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event. Proof of vaccination including ages 5+, ID for ages 18+ and masks are required. The historic mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox.

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