Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Other Ugly Duckling Makes a Splash at Center for Puppetry Arts

Renowned Spanish Artists Put Charming Spin on Classic Tale

WHAT: Guyi-Guyi: The Other Ugly Duckling by Periferia Teatro de Títeres of Murcia, Spain
Acclaimed Spanish puppet company, Periferia Teatro de Títeres, performs the English/Spanish bilingual production of Guyi-Guyi: The Other Ugly Duckling, a story about a crocodile accidentally born into a family of ducks. Guyi-Guyi lives happily with his family until he meets another crocodile and realizes his true nature. After learning that he is not like his feathered siblings, Guyi-Guyi goes on a journey of self discovery and finds that he is more than what meets the eye. Through play and humor, Guyi-Guyi is a new take on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story The Ugly Duckling.

To learn more about Periferia Teatro de Títeres, click here. This production is sponsored in part by the Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escenicas y de la Musica (INAEM), Spain Arts & Culture and the Spain-USA Foundation.

WHEN: July 22, 2014 – August 3, 2014
Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. & 12 p.m.
Saturday: 11a.m., 1 p.m. & 3p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

WHERE: Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

HOW: Tickets are $9.25 (Members) and $16.50 (Nonmembers) and include the performance, Museum admission and the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or To-Go Kit). BUY TICKETS AT WWW.PUPPET.ORG OR CALL 404-873-3391. For more information, visit

With the all-inclusive ticket, visitors can also enjoy the Create-A-Puppet Workshop where they create their own Distinctive Duckling Rod Puppet, or pick up a Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit to continue the fun at home! The workshop can also be purchased separately for $5.75.

The all-inclusive ticket also admits patrons to the Center’s Museum. Explore the Center’s permanent museum exhibit PUPPETS: The Power of Wonder, as well as the newest special exhibit Cinderella’s Tightrope: Adapted Childhood Tales.  And, don’t miss the display detailing the Center’s upcoming museum expansion to house the definitive Jim Henson collection. Museum admission can also be purchased separately for $8.25 (FREE for Members). 

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