A Puppet Happening in the Garden

Animal Cracker Conspiracy


Conceived and Performed by Animal Cracker Conspiracy

100+ Person Capacity Per Performance
Run time: 30 minutes

A ticket is not required for this performance, but we'd sure like to know if you'll be attending!


About the Production

Gnomesense! mashes up the timeless arts of busking, street performance, and giant puppet pageantry, invoking the spirits of non-sense, serious play, and make believe to come out and bask in the sunshine. Imagine your garden come to life in a fantastic and absurd incarnation with stilt walking faeries, giant insect puppets and a garden gnome brass band. In, age-old fairy tale fashion, the show questions what is up, what is down, what is straight, what is round – and ask what is it that you invest in believing in on a day to day basis? This is an audience participatory happening-meta-theatrical impromptu dance party–sing/along led by a group of benevolent, albeit anarchic, mystical garden beings!

Patron Note

Some walking required. Outdoor performance. No seating provided.

Animal Cracker Conspiracy

Animal Cracker Conspiracy

Founders Bridget Rountree and Iain Gunn have been collaborating under the name Animal Cracker Conspiracy since 2006. Their shared interest and investigation of where fine art, puppetry, performance art, physical theater and mixed media intersect is a continued source of inspiration for their work. They have participated in both national and international artist residencies and workshops with Bread and Puppet, North American Creative Laboratories, La Pocha Nostra, RosenClaire, and the Old Trouts Puppet Workshop. They have received support from the Jim Henson Foundation, Puffin Foundation, San Diego Foundation, Sator Arts Foundation, Synergy Arts Foundation, and The Puppet Slam Network.


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  • SAT: 1:00pm & 5:30pm
  • SUN: 1:00pm & 5:30pm


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