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Posted by Jen Clark Estes November 7, 2012 09:22 AM
Photo courtesy of the Crabgrass Puppet TheatreImagine that you have the chance to become rich beyond your wildest dreams, if only you can keep a secret. Now, imagine that you're married to the biggest blabbermouth south of the border. What's a wife to do? In this hilarious production by the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre, "The Day it Snowed Tortillas," performed at the Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brooklin, creative problem-solving is the key ingredient that helps a poor couple outwit a gang of bullies. The woodcutter and his wife do their best to keep the secret that will lead to their fortune, but the husband just can't keep his mouth closed. "We have to keep this a secret!" the wife tells him. "Absolutely!" says her husband. "I won't tell anyone...except my brother...and my best friend...and my mother...and..." "Enough!" says his wife. She cooks up an ingenious plan to divert any unwanted attention. All she has to do is make it snow...in July...in Mexico! The recipe for this hilarious folktale includes fantastic puppets, hysterically funny action, marvelous music, and one ridiculous chicken. Thurs., Nov. 15 & Fri., Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m.; Sat., Nov. 17 & Sun., Nov. 18, 1 & 3 p.m. Ages 5 and up. $12; members $8. The Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station St., Brookline. www.puppetshowplace.org
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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.