Modern Times Theater has been making and touring puppet shows, variety acts, and novelty music, and creating public community events since 2007.

Our New Show “We’re Not From Here” will be premiered in October, and was performed in five historic venues throughout northern Vermont. If you’d like to help bring this show to your town, please be in touch.

In a nutshell, this show presents a billion years of history in just under 60 minutes. It’s a carpetbag of old fashioned amusements, including music, puppetry, and schtick. We attempt to summon the ghosts from the attic to answer our most pressing questions, including “How did we get here?”, “Where are we going?”, and “Can’t you do that somewhere else?”

This production was funded by a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council, and is intended specifically for presentation in small historic venues throughout Vermont.


Here is an up-to-date listing of upcoming PUBLIC performances. If you are interested in bringing our show to your town or venue, visit our booking and contact page. We are looking for historic venues to perform “We’re Not From Here” in the spring/summer of 2023. Please get in touch if you can help.

2/3 & 4 “The Baffo Box Show” at Mayo Street Arts, Portland, ME

2/4 “Junk Music and Sound Experimentation Workshop” at Mayo Street Arts, Portland, ME

2/11 “The Baffo Box Show” at Sandglass theater, Putney, VT

2/11 “Junk Music and Sound Experimentation” workshop at Sandglass Theater, Putney, VT

2/12 “The Baffo Box Show” at City Space, Easthampton, MA (A Purim celebration sponsored by the Springfield JCC)

2/21 “The Baffo Box Show” at the Kilton Library, Lebanon, NH

2/25 “The Baffo Box Show” at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, Storrs, CT

3/25 “The Baffo Box Show” at the York Street Meetinghouse, Lyndonville, VT