Monday, August 15, 2011

The Ugly Duckling Returns to Center for Puppetry Arts




Beloved Tale of Self-Discovery Charms Audiences


The Center for Puppetry Arts presents a whimsical production of The Ugly Duckling from August 18 – September 18, 2011. Adapted and directed by Michael Haverty, the show features music and puppetry, performed live by a two-person cast, and is specially created to engage younger audiences.


Based on the beloved classic by Hans Christian Andersen, The Ugly Duckling follows a young bird who simply doesn't fit in with the other ducks in the pond. Helped by some friendly forest sprites, the duckling sets out to explore the wonders of the pond. On his journey, he meets a cast of colorful characters, braves the changing of the seasons, and discovers his true self. With a beautifully created environment full of hidden musical instruments created by Klimchak, Atlanta's percussionist extraordinaire, The Ugly Duckling brings to the stage Andersen's transformative fable about life's often bumpy road.

The Ugly Duckling will be presented in the Downstairs Theater. Show times are as follows:

August 18-September 18: Thursday-Friday (10am, 11:30am); Saturday (11am, 1pm, 3pm); Sunday (1pm, 3pm)

Half-Price Previews: Tuesday, August 16 and Wednesday, August 17 (10am & 11:30am)

CREATE-A-PUPPET WORKSHOP AND MUSEUM TOUR

Included in the full-price ticket cost is admission to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop, where visitors can experience the thrill of puppetry by creating their own Ugly Duckling Marionette or pick up a Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit to continue the fun at home!

Investigate all kinds of puppets in the Center’s permanent museum PUPPETS: The Power of Wonder as well as three exclusive exhibits featuring the work of Jim Henson. Also, be sure to take a look at the newest items in our collection in Passports: New Arrivals from the World of Puppetry. Please visit www.puppet.org for more information on the Museum and Special Exhibits.

TICKETING

Tickets for patrons two and older are $16.50 and include admission to the performance, Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit), and all museum exhibits. Membership and group rates are available. ORDER TICKETS ONLINE AT WWW.PUPPET.ORG OR CALL THE TICKET SALES OFFICE AT: 404-873-3391.

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