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‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ eats at puppetry center
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August 06, 2014 02:38 PM | 2024 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Center for Puppetry Arts in Midtown will host performances of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” today through Aug. 17.

In its first appearance at the center, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings some of Eric Carle’s beloved stories to life through the magic of black-light and fanciful puppets. Caterpillar eats an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly, while high up in the sky Little Cloud playfully transforms into various shapes including a sheep, an airplane, a shark and more. Meanwhile, far below, the Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his monotonous life. In a trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before realizing there is value in being his own unique self. This production is recommended for ages 3 and up.

According to the center’s website, Mermaid Theatre, founded in 1972, has presented unique adaptations of children’s literature to more than five million young people in 16 countries on four continents. Based in Windsor, a rural town in Nova Scotia’s Avon region, it performs for more than 300,000 spectators annually and ranks among North America’s most active touring organizations.

Show times are Tuesday through Friday at 10 a.m. and noon, Saturday at noon and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m. The center’s theatre is closed Mondays. Tickets are $9.25 for members and $16.50 for nonmembers and include the performance, museum admission and the Create-A-Puppet Workshop or to-go kit.

The center is located at 1404 Spring St.

For information and tickets, visit www.puppet.org.
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