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Puppetopia 2024: Marooned! A Space Comedy

MARCH 5-10

Alex and Olmsted’s MAROONED! A Space Comedy is an innovative new puppet show, featuring music from the Voyager Golden Record that takes place in the outer reaches of space. An astronaut crashes on an uncharted planet. Will she be able to survive strange creatures, anomalous atmosphere, and isolation? Will she find her way home? See for yourself… in MAROONED!
Great for audiences 8 and up.

A Jim Henson Foundation grant awardee

Alex and Olmsted (Alex Vernon and Sarah Olmsted Thomas) is an internationally acclaimed puppet theater and filmmaking company based in Maryland, USA. They have toured at festivals in Italy, Denmark, South Korea, and Canada, and have performed at numerous venues within the United States. Alex and Olmsted were awarded the 2020 State Independent Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, the highest honor for performing artists in the State of Maryland; their works have been supported by the Jim Henson Foundation and Greenbelt Community Foundation, recognized by the New York Times, and named an official selection of the Maryland Film Festival, Paris Art Film, and others. Alex and Olmsted is a resident company at Baltimore Theatre Project. Vernon and Thomas are also proud company members of Happenstance Theater with whom they have created 11 productions since 2012.

Tues 3/5 at 8:30 pm
Wed 3/6 at 8:30 pm (followed by reception)
Thurs 3/7 at 8:30 pm
Fri 3/8 at 8:30 pm
Sat 3/9 at 4pm & 8:30 pm
Sun 3/10 at 4 pm

Great for audiences 8 and up

Approx. 60 minutes, no intermission

The PUPPETOPIA Package includes all shows for $110 – it’s one show free! Click here to purchase the package.

Single tickets:
$35 Standard; $50 True Cost; $100 Pay It Forward – click “Buy Tickets” below to purchase just Marooned.


We understand the extreme challenges that our current financial climate presents. No matter your socioeconomic status, we want everyone to have access to groundbreaking art. There are ten tickets priced at $10 available for each performance on a first-come, first-served basis, for those in need of financial assistance. These tickets are available with the code ACCESS. Limit two tickets per patron. Subject to availability.


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