The Golden Girls are back ... as puppets!

Jonathan Rockefeller joins guest host Rachel Giese to discuss Thank You For Being A Friend, an inventive new puppet show starring the Golden Girls!
They're back! Blanche, Sophia, Dorothy and Rose have been immortalised in feisty felt. (Joseph Patrick presents)

Four single seniors eating cheesecake and living under one roof in Miami, Florida.

Not exactly the ingredients of an enticing elevator pitch, but that was the premise for The Golden Girls, one of the most successful sitcoms of the 80s.

The show followed the shenanigans of Dorothy, Rose, Sophia and Blanche, and gained critical acclaim for its daring portrayal of older women as vibrant and sexually active. 

Australian writer and director Jonathan Rockefeller counts himself among a new generation of Golden Girls fans. He's turned the classic sitcom into an inventive stage show, Thank You For Being A Friend, by recasting its stars as charismatic felt puppets.

On the eve of the show's launch in Toronto, Rockefeller joins guest host Rachel Giese to discuss his playful adaptation, which runs at the Al Green Theatre until September.  



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