Photos by Eric Michael Pearson

Photos by Eric Michael Pearson

In a dark time when temperatures and oceans are rising, we’re spreading a message of light, hope and resistance. And we’re doing it with a silly and subversive puppet musical about goats!

Is it for kids? Is it for adults? Yes.

Gruff! is an interactive, family-friendly reinvention of The Three Billy Goats Gruff that calls audiences to action in the fight against climate change.

Gruff! takes place in a world that goats have transformed into a toxic junkyard. A young goat named Gruf discovers the magically hidden Troll Valley - the only surviving oasis of natural plant and animal life left on Earth. Gruf eagerly tries to convince her fellow goats to join her on a quest to make the world green again, but her elders are bent on drilling for fuel in Troll Valley. The fate of the world hangs in the balance!

The NYC premiere of Gruff! combines puppetry, physical comedy, captivating projections, magical laser effects and unforgettable songs.

To coincide with Earth Month, Gruff! opens April 9th at 5pm at the Peoples Improv Theater. A celebration will follow the opening performance at the theater. Performances will continue every week at 2:00pm on Sundays through the rest of April and May.

Concept and Text by: Ora Fruchter and Christopher Scheer     Music by: Toby Singer


Show Details

Opening Night Performance and Party

April 9th at 5:00pm

All Other Shows

April 16, April 23, April 30
May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28                               

 Sundays at 2:00pm    

The People's Improv Theatre

123 East 24th Street (b/w Park and Lexington)                                    New York, NY 10010  

Running time:  60 minutes (no intermission)

Video from the original production of Gruff! at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre