Rapunzel at Glen Echo

Master Puppeteer Liz Dapo and her friends Witch Wartsmith, Rapunzel and the Prince perform “Rapunzel” at the Puppet Co. Playhouse Jan. 17 to Feb. 16. Photo: Christopher Piper

Rapunzel is a bewitching tale by Duane T. Bowers that he adapted from the brothers Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Company uses coloring-book charm and the simplicity of hand puppets to delight its younger audiences. $12. On stage at Glen Echo, Jan. 17 through Feb. 16. Recommended for ages 3 to 9. thepuppetco.org.