Taking puppetry to a whole new level, Catskill Puppet Theater utilizes incredibly intricate costumes and sets in their plays. "Sister Rain and Brother Sun," for example, features a seven-foot in diameter sun, equipped with movable eyes and mouth. Other plays, such as the original "The Town That Fought Hate," aim at imparting worldly messages about tolerance, peace, and community, all through nearly life-sized puppetry.
The Catskills Puppet Theater will perform "Hiawatha," based on the Iroquois hero of the same name, in Sagawa Park (96 Main Street, Brockport) on Friday, July 3, at 7 p.m. Presented by Cool Kids! Green Kids! Admission is free, with a suggested donation of sneakers, office supplies, cell phones, or eyeglasses to local charities. For more information, visit catskillpuppettheater.com.