Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nibbles Its Way to Puppetry!

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Beloved Caterpillar Nibbles Its Way to Center for Puppetry Arts

Eric Carle Stories Brought to Life by Internationally Recognized Canadian Company

WHAT:      The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia from Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada
In their first appearance at the Center, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings some of Eric Carle's beloved stories to life through the magic of blacklight and fanciful puppets. “The Very Hungry 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 that there is value in being his own unique self. This production is recommended for ages 3 and up.

To watch a trailer for the show, click here. To learn more about the award-winning Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, click here. This production is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts.

WHEN:     Aug 5 - 17, 2014
                  Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. & 12 p.m.
                  Saturday: 12 p.m. & 2 p.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 performance, Museum admission and the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or To-Go Kit). For more information, click here.



With the all-inclusive ticket visitors can also enjoy the Create-A-Puppet Workshop where they create their own Brilliant Butterfly 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 admits patrons to the Center’s Museum. Explore the Center’s permanent museum exhibit PUPPETS: The Power of Wonder, as well as the latest 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). Visit for more information.

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The Center for Puppetry Arts is supported in part by: Fulton County Arts Council • City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs • Isdell Family Foundation • Aetna Foundation •The Wish Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta • PNC •The Coca-Cola Foundation • WSB-TV Family 2 Family Project • YP • Regency Suites Hotel • For a complete list of the Center’s major supporters, visit

Center for Puppetry Arts® is a unique cultural treasure – a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened, and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, and the hands-on Museum as well as Distance Learning and Outreach programs. Center for Puppetry Arts is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is supported in part by contributions from corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. Major support is also provided by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The Center is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre; Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA/USA/ASSITEJ); and International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY).The Center also serves as headquarters of UNIMA-USA, the American branch of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the international puppetry organization.

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