Enter to Win Tickets to Basil Twist’s “Petrushka”

The Shakespeare Theatre Company is getting ready to welcome world-renowned puppeteer Basil Twist to Washington, DC, as he presents his production of Petrushka, a tragic love story of three puppets at a Russian carnival. The show, recommended for children in third grade and up, will run from March 18-25 at the Lansburgh Theatre in Penn Quarter.

Here is more about the show from the website:  “Petrushka, the clown, falls in love with the winsome Ballerina at first sight. The conniving and rich Moor loves the Ballerina as well, and seduces her with beautiful things. She rejects the earnest advances of Petrushka, who, upset and lonely, confronts the Moor. Have these puppets come to life, or are they merely playing out a story being told?

Reality and magic are woven together by the deft hand of Basil Twist, against the backdrop of a specially created two-piano version of Stravinsky’s original ballet score. Nine hidden puppeteers use a combination of Czech and Japanese techniques to bring the puppets and Basil Twist’s vision to life. The performance opens with an abstract fantasia of puppetry, set to Stravinsky’s Sonata for Two Pianos.”

You can enter to win a pair of tickets to see the show simply by leaving a comment below. Earn an extra entry by liking KidFriendly DC on Facebook, and come back to let me know you did. A winner will be drawn at random and announced at the end of the week.



Filed under DC, Giveaway, Live Entertainment, Theatre

25 Responses to Enter to Win Tickets to Basil Twist’s “Petrushka”

  1. shayla

    Hello! Love your blog
    Enter me in the contest

  2. Jeannie Lindley

    I would just love to see this. 😀

  3. Maria Tanos

    I would love to go! Than you!

  4. Melissa

    My little ballerina would love it! And already like you on FB.

  5. Sonia

    Would love to take my little ballerina to see this.

  6. Jaime Clugston

    Enter me please!

  7. Erin Gifford

    Enter me!! Love Petrushka. 🙂 Liked you from my personal account on Facebook, too.

  8. Eric brooks

    Basil Twist, though he may already know this, is brilliant! Having his shows in the DC metro is elevating the bar of quality theatre!

  9. R

    Our ballerino will eat this up!

  10. Putting my name in the hat! Would LOVE to treat my kids to this. I liked your page on Facebook as well. Love your posts, great stuff! Thanks.

  11. Sharmi

    I “liked” you on facebook.

  12. Sharmi

    And I love your blog!

  13. Vanessa

    I love contests! At least winning them.

  14. Jaclyn

    We would love to see this. Love your site!

  15. Jaclyn

    I liked you on FB

  16. Savrigul

    My little boy and I would love to see it!

  17. michelleo

    Thanks for all the info. This looks so interesting!

  18. Lisette

    This would be great! Thanks for the information as always!

  19. bluenoter

    Please enter me in the contest and correct the spelling of Lansburgh (it has no D).

  20. Char

    I saw this play in Russia years ago and told my little guy about it. Now he wants to see it for himself!

  21. bryan

    I want to see this brillant rendition on a great ballet by the infamous, Basil Twist.

  22. PJ Malmgren

    Can’t wait for this innovative work

  23. Jocelyn Holm

    Twist’s work represents the best theatrical traditions of the last one thousand years. His innovative take on bringing life from wood and clothe captures the magic of The Sorcerer’s Magician and Pinochio; it is the dream of animation the human spirit wills to believe. Petrushka is an unmissable experience.

  24. Love Basil Twist! Will see his production at Studio Theater and hope to see the one at Shakespeare, too!

  25. Pegc

    This sounds fascinating – please enter me, too.

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