Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Tortoise, The Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables

We had another wonderful visit to the Center For Puppetry Arts today!

A new show launched on Thursday, The Tortoise, The Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables. This one is intended for a younger audience, perfect for ages two and up. It was performed in the smaller "downstairs theater" at the center. The downstairs theater is intimate, with twelve rows and about 175 total seats, all positioned at a sharp enough angle so every seat has a very good view.

This ‘Theater for the Very Young’ production takes audiences on a playful adventure with several friends (both human and animal) who ask the audience to sing, clap, and play along. The show features some of Aesop’s most famous fables including the Lion and the Mouse, the Country Mouse and City Mouse, the Fox and the Crane, the Ant and the Grasshopper, and the Tortoise and the Hare.

We enjoyed this 50-minute production very much. It was refreshing to see so many little eyes riveted to the show and bottoms firmly planted in seats. The interaction and short fables helped to keep the show moving so even the youngest fans had no moment to become bored. This show really caught their attention - a winner! Here is Amelia before the show, enjoying some of the famous puppets on display:

The Tortoise, The Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables is presented in the Downstairs Theater through September 9. Show times are as follows:
• Thursday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
• Saturday: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
• Sunday: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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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.   

I received complimentary tickets to this performance. All opinions are 100% mine.
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