Are you missing that little kick in your step---that spark that keeps you smiling?
Is it because you feel like you’re missing your favorite underpants? Or maybe because you don’t see many squirrels around this time of year?
Or, could it be that it’s been too long since you saw Squirrel Stole My Underpants? (2 months IS a long time). Or maybe you missed the WORLD PREMIERE back in January?
(It wasn’t your fault! All ten shows sold out in record time!)
Well, mope no more.
Squirrel is coming back to Boston: Charlestown Working Theater April 13-14!
TWO DAYS ONLY! Get your tickets HERE.
Bring your friends! Bring your little ones! Bring your friends with little ones!
You’ll be glad you did!
Last time I wrote, Squirrel Stole My Underpants was on the verge of a World Premiere.
Well, it opened and was a smashing success!
All 10 shows sold out in record time!
Parents cheered, grandparents giggled, and kids have been making up plays about their underpants ever since.
Now, Squirrel Stole My Underpants is going on the road. Yes, that’s right. I am packing up my fancy underpants and heading out of town (with husband & three kids in tow).
I’ll be in Portland, ME at Mayo Street Arts on Sunday, March 3rd at 2:00 pm. Please tell all of your friends in Maine to hop in their cars and head to the coast.
Then, I travel to Sag Harbor, NY for two shows at Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre on Saturday, March 23rd. Shows are at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. A day in the Hamptons is just what you need, New York friends…
If you are feeling left out because Squirrel is not coming to your town, have hope my friends! Email me where you think I should perform---theatres, schools, community arts centers, camps, arts festivals, you name it.
It’s time to get out your fancy underpants.
It’s time for a WORLD PREMIERE!
That’s right, Squirrel Stole My Underpants is going to be unveiled at the end of January at Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, MA.
Agent Bonnie has pulled out all the stops on her latest show: The Jim Henson Foundation awarded her a grant to develop the show, Brendan Burns & Tony Leva are composing the music (right at this very minute!), and Bonnie’s children have endured countless “Hey, look at this---is it funny/charming/magical?” tests.You really don’t want to miss this. Seriously.
Come see what kids are heralding as “MY LITTLE SISTER STAYED AWAKE THE WHOLE TIME!”, “JACK OZRO’S MOM IS FUNNY!,” and “THAT SQUIRREL IS BAD!”
Bring kids of all ages with you. And, if you don’t have kids, come anyway! There is always something to learn and enjoy when underpants are involved.
Also, bring your friends. All of them. Or at least nineteen of them---there’s a group discount!
Squirrel Stole My Underpants @ Puppet Showplace Theatre
32 Station Street, Brookline, MA
January 26-27 @ 1 pm & 3 pm
January 31 & February 1 @ 10:30 am
February 2-3 @ 1 pm & 3 pm
Buy tickets on-line, by phone (617)731-6400, or in person at 32 Station Street.
You may have thought the Secret Agents had disbanded and gone to live their quiet civilian lives. They had all but disappeared.
Until last week…
…When Tim and Bonnie were thrown happily in the spotlight by winning the Austin Critics’ Table Award for BEST TOURING SHOW for their December performances of Poste Restante in Texas. The Agents are humbled, honored, and totally psyched to be recognized among such amazing companies (Gob Squad, Actors of the London Stage, and Suzanne Bocanegra!).
And so, this week, it seems high time that the Secret Agents announce their newest mission: Invisible, Inc.
That’s right, the Agents are taking their charming and carefully honed expertise to the wee ones who will one day take on their own missions as Secret Agents.
Invisible, Inc. will deliver surprises and hidden messages in their first ever family-friendly show: Squirrel Stole My Underpants.
Agent Bonnie will perform this show solo as Agent Tim delves deeper and deeper into his medical studies. At this point, he has helped replace a few knees, delivered a few babies, and stitched up people in the ER. And you thought their Secret Agent skills were limited to being upside down and making odd contraptions out of cardboard!
Agent Bonnie will be joined on this next mission by Penney Pinnette, who made the lovely costumes in Poste Restante & is a fashion designer at large; Dan Milstein, Bonnie’s civilian love interest & writer/director of Rough & Tumble; and many other fine artists willing to take on this ultimate challenge and/or help babysit Bonnie’s three young kiddos.
So now, rest assured: the Agents are sticking around. Sit back and wait anxiously for the opening of Squirrel Stole My Underpants. It will come to a theater or school near you this winter. Until then, check back here for progress reports and photos. Follow us on Pinterest to see what is percolating in the Agents’ brains and LIKE us on Facebook to be like all the cool kids.
And, finally, keep your ears and eyes peeled for mischievous squirrels in your neighborhood: they may take your underpants. It happened to Bonnie and it can happen to you.
After a restless period of incubation, They Gotta Be Secret Agents are thrilled to announce boldly (yet somehow surreptitiously… and oh so secretly) their return to the spotlight
! The Agents ardently pursued their undercover, civilian lives this past year (read about it HERE)
, but at times they shuddered at the lurking plight of mediocrity around them. They couldn’t help but notice that the world seemed so un-dominated.
Well, wait no more. The Agents mount their next mission with bigger brains and bigger families.
Bigger obstacles and bigger ambitions. Hell, they’re not even afraid to bust out bigger font
. What could possibly contain something this big? Texas.
As the weather in the northeast begins to cool down, They Gotta Be Secret Agents set their sights on the lone star state. Like the Secret Agents themselves, it’s bold, it’s daring, it’s hot (in that dry sort of way, so it doesn’t feel
too hot), and it’s one of a kind. What will happen to our favorite heroes in Austin, Texas?
Will they be able to dominate after their hiatus? Will they be able to rock the theater, thrill the audience and still keep it weird? Come and find out.
Send your friends to find out. Tell your grandmother about it. Tell everyone you know! Because this one, gumshoes, is going to be big.Poste Restante @ Salvage Vanguard Theater December 15-17, 2011 Tickets & Info HERE. *This mission is brought to you by Texas’ most kickin’ puppet company: Trouble Puppet Theater.
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See you and all of your friends in Texas! Tim & Bonnie
The newest members of They Gotta Be Secret Agents
burst forth into this world with
the wiggle potential and lung power befitting of
any secret agent
primed for world domination.
No doubt they will be a valuable asset as
The Agents take on new missions this fall.
You may have looked around recently and noticed a subtle, yet deeply troubling lack of Secret Agents in your life. You may have found yourself wondering,
“Could They Gotta Be Secret Agents have fallen prey to the formidable grasp of evil?
Is it possible that their death-defying hyjinx could defy no longer?”
You may have trembled at the thought that you have seen The Agents for the last time. You are not alone, and we are here to say, “HA! Tremble no more!”
Have faith, gumshoes. It is all part of the Secret Agent plan to incubate desires, bolster acumen, and then burst forth like a phoenix from the ashes of time. It is all part of Mission: Sleeper Agents. We are proud to report that The Agents have met the challenges of this mission with their usual confident ferocity. Oh, yes. They are conquering Mission: Sleeper Agents.
Agent Tim, in an attempt to fully understand the limits of the corporeal body, nears the end of his first year of advanced training: medical school.
And Agent Bonnie, in her indefatigable exuberance for life itself, perches on the very cusp of motherhood… squared! Any day now, her twins will be joining the ranks of the Secret Agent team. Eager, I am sure, to fill the (relatively) big shoes of Jack “The Wolf.”
Perhaps, for some of you, learning the details of this extra stealthy mission has put your mind at ease.
You will sleep better knowing that The Agents are getting smarter and stronger, and smarter and stronger.
Perhaps others of you are gumshoes of action! You need to witness the thrill of The Agents flying again. And to those we say...
“Stay tuned to hear more about upcoming missions in Portsmouth, NH, New York City, and beyond!”
The Secret Agents have taken control of the city, especially at Divadlo Inspirace each evening.HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MISSION:*SOLD OUT SHOWS!*A kind review in The Prague Post*Great people at Fringe Praha*New friends from all over the world*Lovely city walks*Good beerWe leave Prague tomorrow (sadly) for a few days of vacationing in Berlin. Then, we're off to Dresden for some more Poste Restante-ing.
If you don't believe us, take a look at the photographic evidence...