A crankie, known in the 19th century as a moving panorama, is an old storytelling art form that has found new audiences and enthusiasts. A long illustrated scroll is wound around two spools and set into a box with a viewing window. As the scroll is hand cranked, the unfolding story is narrated, sung or accompanied by music. This December Sandglass Theater is holding a crankie celebration with performances and a building workshop.


The 7th Annual Crankie Celebration Weekend includes performances by Sandglass founders, Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass, and guest artists.
Crankie Performances
Saturday, Dec 7 at 4 & 7:30PM
Sunday Dec 8 at 3PM

Please select a performance

Tickets for the annual weekend of Crankies are $18 general admission and $16 students and seniors. Seating is limited. Sandglass Theater is an accessible, 60 seat theater in the heart of Putney, Vermont.