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

We are teaming up with the Town of Hardwick and the Kiwanis Club to create an interactive, old-fashioned, community-created carnival midway for the Hardwick’s annual Spring Festival. The event takes place at Atkins Field on Saturday, May 28th, following the Memorial Day Parade.

In April, we hosted a series of workshops with middle and high school students to brainstorm and design the games. Now, in the month of May, we are taking up residence at the Highland Center for the Arts scene shop, where everyone is invited to help build, test, and learn how to run the games.

And, why not join the 2022 East Hardwick Community Band?

All ages, all abilities, any mobile instrument. Rehearsals on Thursday June 2, 9, & 16 at the East Hardwick Grange, in preparation for the East Hardwick Children’s Parade on June 18th.


Here is an up-to-date listing of upcoming PUBLIC performances and community events. If you are interested in bringing our show to your town or venue, visit our booking and contact page.

4/22-4/24 Puppet Show Place Theater, World Premiere of “The Baffo Box Show” Brookline, MA

4/30 “The Baffo Box Show” at “Earth Fest” in Warwick, NY

5/1 May Day Cabaret– A Variety Evening of Object Performances, East Hardwick Grange

5/7-21 Workshops and open-to-the-public building sessions for the Community Carnival

5/28 Community Carnival Midway Project at Atkins Field following the Memorial Day Parade, Hardwick, VT

6/3 “The Baffo Box Show” at Art Walk (Hosted by the Cardboard Tech Instantute), Montpelier, VT

6/7 Bingo Night at the East Hardwick Grange

6/19 Punch and Judy on the Thetford Town Green, Thetford, VT

6/25 Punch and Judy, Dartmouth, NH (details TBD)

6/29 Punch and Judy at the Stowe Library, Stowe, VT

7/1 & 7/2 Modern Times Theater Presents Tomáš Kubínek at the East Hardwick Grange

7/5 Bingo Night at the East Hardwick Grange

7/6 Punch and Judy at the Putney Library, Putney VT

7/6 Punch and Judy at the Rockingham Library, Bellows Falls, VT

7/8 Punch and Judy at Caspian Lake, Sponsored by the Greensboro Free Library, Greensboro, VT

7/9 Punch and Judy at the Warren Public Library

7/26 Punch and Judy at the Abbie Greenleaf Library, Franconia, NH

7/28 Punch and Judy at the Fletcher Library, Burlington, VT

7/29 Punch and Judy at the Cobleigh Library, Lyndonville, VT

7/30 Punch and Judy at The Cabot Music and Arts Festival, Cabot, VT

8/2 Bingo Night at the East Hardwick Grange

8/3 & 8/4 Modern Times Theater Presents “Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepard Kings, at the East Hardwick Grange

8/5-8/7 Punch and Judy, Big Broken Business, and MORE! The Festival of Fools, Burlington, VT

8/11 Punch and Judy at “Green Mountain Kids”, Morrisville, VT

8/14 “The Baffo Box Show” at Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, VT

8/17 Punch and Judy, Westmore, VT

8/19 Punch and Judy at the Fairfax Community Library, Fairfax, VT

8/24-8/28 Punch and Judy at the Caledonia County Fair, Lyndonville, VT

9/6 Bingo Night at the East Hardwick Grange

9/15-9/18 Punch and Judy at the Tunbridge Worlds Fair, Tunbridge, VT