Not in the Cardsby Mary Lou Broucht

Mary Lou Broucht will sign her new book, Not in the Cards, at the
Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre
on First Friday, October 2nd from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  

According to the author, “This is Fanny’s story”.  Fanny was her grandma, who was born in Lancaster just after the civil war.   Her life and times in Lancaster and New York City are vividly described by Broucht.  This family saga includes impropriety, embezzlement, murder/suicide, and bootlegging.  It is illustrated with family photos, as well as pictures of Lancaster and New York at the beginning of the 20thcentury.  

All proceeds from the sale of the book will provide free tickets for inner-city students to attend performances at the Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre, where the author, aka Nanny Lou, serves as volunteer business manager.  The cost of the deluxe color copy is $30.00, and the black and white is $15.00. 

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The Hole in the Wall will re-open Saturday Oct. 10th with "Rumplestiltskin"

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"A Jewel In Lancaster's Crown"

The Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre is celebrating the opening its 25th season.  While puppet theatres are located in many European cities, the Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre is one of the few resident puppet companies in the US.  It is sometimes referred to as “Lancaster’s Best Kept Secret”.  The goal in this anniversary year is to change that to read, “A Jewel in Lancaster’s Crown”.

The mission of the Hole in the Wall is to provide wholesome entertainment and cultural enrichment for children and their families; to use puppetry as a vehicle to educate; and to keep fees affordable. 

Our shows are appropriate for children who can sit quietly for 35 minutes.  Attendance by children under the age of two years is not recommended.  Everyone, regardless of age, is required to purchase a ticket.  If a child becomes noisy, the adult is asked to take the child out of the theatre.  This allows the audience to enjoy the show without interruption.



The Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre is one of the few marionette theatres in America, located in Historic Downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Robert Brock, the founder and artistic director of Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre, keeps this unique art form alive and well.  He creates all the marionettes used in HIW productions, writes the scripts and music and performs  in his unique one-man style.   His humor appeals to children, as well as grown-ups.

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John Durang Puppet Museum

The John Durang Puppet Museum is open before performances. John Durang was the first puppeteer to be born in the USA.  He was born in Lancaster in 1768.  Backstage tours are given prior to every performance.

The Hole in the Wall welcomes field trip groups.  We hope to see you soon at one of our exciting shows. Thanks for visiting!

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