Three Mexican folktales come to life when Mesner Puppet Theater of Kansas City, Missouri. brings their bilingual production Animal Amigos to the Center for Puppetry Arts. Families are invited to gather ‘round the Tree of Life for the retelling of these delightful tales. The performance includes the story of Medio Pollito, the little half-chick born with one leg, one wing, one eye and half of a beak. In addition, guests can watch as a trickster rabbit outsmarts a hungry coyote again and again. All of these classic stories portray the themes of friendship and overcoming adversity, making them perfect for young audiences and parents alike.
“Each of the stories is like a favorite fable with important life lessons learned through thoughtful action…This particular group of stories bring a south-of-the-border flavor that is brilliantly colorful, tremendously fun and un poco picante,” said Paul Bolton of Broadway World.
Mesner Puppet Theater has been performing nationally and internationally for more than 30 years. Animal Amigos features glove, hand-and-rod and rod puppets, and is presented in a combination of English and Spanish.
Recommended for ages 4 and up
Showtimes are as follows:
Wednesday-Friday: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
All-inclusive tickets are $9.75 (Members) and $19.50 (nonmembers) and include entrance to the Create-A Puppet Workshop™, where guests can make, decorate and perform with their own Ridiculous Rabbit Rod Puppet, as well as admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, featuring a global gallery and the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets in the world.
Center for Puppetry Arts is located at 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th Atlanta, GA 30309-2820. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone: 404.873.3391. Center for Puppetry Arts is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Vimeo.
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