Modern Times Theater is duo entertainment at it’s best.  Mastering the thoroughly modern mediums of pantomime, puppetry and novelty music, husband and wife performers Justin Lander and Rose Friedman delight crowds with a fresh take on the entertainment styles of the past.  They are alumnus of the Bread and Puppet Theater, and Friedman is the 2014 affiliate artist at the Celebration Barn.  They are also co-founders of Vermont’s premier Vaudeville troupe Vermont Vaudeville.


We recently received a Green Mountain Fund grant from the Vermont Community Foundation to present a series of kids’ puppet shows in downtown Hardwick!

Our first show was really well attended and a lot of funny fun. We still have three left:

“The Perils of Mr. Punch”, November 8, 15, 22 at 2pm at the GRACE building, 59 Mill St, Hardwick

“The Perils of Mr. Punch” follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch.  This is hand-puppetry at its best in a style that has entertained children for centuries.  It addition to the puppet show, the program also features live music, sing-a-longs, classic jokes and gags, and audience participation.

Refreshments will be for sale at the performance. Admission is by donation.