Not in the Cardsby Mary Lou Broucht

Impropriety, embezzlement, murder/suicide, and bootlegging are disclosed as Mary Lou Broucht describes the life and times of her grandmother, Francis Leibold Myers, who was born in 1868 in Lancaster, where she lived throughout her lifetime. 

"Not in the Cards" is Fanny’s story. 

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The Hole in the Wall  is currently Closed

Robert Brock, Artistic Director, is recuperating from back surgery. 

Now in its 25th season, the theatre is located at 126 N. Water Street, between W. Orange and W. Chestnut Streets, in downtown Lancaster.


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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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