Return to live theatre with this critically acclaimed and beloved puppet musical for families about what happens when the grass really is greener on the other side.

This Production is Now Closed

About the Show

A puppet musical for families about what happens when the grass really is greener on the other side.

Gruff tells the story of two goats, one wealthy with plenty to eat, and one poor goat with nothing. A hideous troll has taken up residence under the bridge separating the lush green lands of the Rich Goat from the barren waste on the other side of the craggy chasm. The promised land is forever unattainable! The troll is soon recruited to join the side of the underclass, but when the revolution is won, the victors become tyrants, and it’s up to the troll to find a way to break the cycle of greed. Finally, everybody agrees that the green grass is for everybody to enjoy, and that sharing and friendship are the true lessons. Gruff is a timely parable about immigration, friendship, sharing, and individuality created by three celebrated Canadian theatre artists.

Performance Schedule

  • This production is now closed.


Jana Morrison

Poor Goat

Trevor Hinton

The Troll

Pat Rundell

Rich Goat

About Puente Theatre

Puente Theatre is dedicated to celebrating our country’s cultural diversity through theatrical experience. Since its founding in 1988, Puente has created, produced, translated, toured, and presented professional theatre from the perspective of people outside of the mainstream, bringing people together across boundaries, and exploring what it means to forge a future for our planet made out of billions of different and utterly unique identities. Recent shows include Fado, the Saddest Music in the World, Lieutenant Nun, and El Jinete, the world’s first Mariachi opera.

-Mercedes Bátiz-Benét, Director
-Brooke Maxwell, Music Director
-Judd Palmer and Mercedes Bátiz-Benét, Puppet Design / Build
-Catherine Hahn, Costume Design
-Catherine Han and Jimbo Insell, Set Design
-Brian Culp, Original Set Carpentry
-Becca Jorgensen, Stage Manager
-Kelsey Cain, Apprentice Stage Manager
-Emma Dickerson, Tour Technician
-George Scott, Production Manager