A pair of Jamesport Puppeteers received the equivalent of an Oscar in their craft. Peter Allen and Debbie Lutzky Allen of Parasol Puppets are recipients of the Unima-USA Citations of Excellence awards. The “UNI” as it is known, is to recognize and reward the best of the puppetry arts in this country.
Reviewers who nominated this show for the award said: “Peter is a master of winning over the audience with his performance. He is unrelenting in his quest to stay true to the characters and the story of Punch and Judy. Truly a Punch Professor, Peter Allen deserves a citation for presenting this enduring tale so masterfully” and “Punch & Judy by Peter Allen is Funny, satiric, but always family-friendly!”