ATLANTA, July, 2010 'My daughter can spin straw into gold!' brags Kate's father. Desperate to make good on her father's boast, Kate turns to a mysterious little man who helps her using his magical skills - but for a terrible price. Can Kate outsmart the curious stranger? What could be the answer to this puzzle?
You guessed it! This summer the Center for Puppetry Arts is spinning the tale of that infamous riddle-maker Rumpelstiltskin into a rollicking musical that will delight kids and adults alike. This classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale is brought to life onstage with beautifully hand-crafted marionettes in an original adaptation for the puppet stage by Bobby Box and Michael Haverty.
Rumpelstiltskin is also directed by Haverty, who commented, 'In this season's performance, many of the characters have been transformed into roles of the traditional Commedia dell'arte, a classic form of theater which originated in Italy and is known for its use of masked performers and physical comedy. Among the many characters, we have Edgar, a bumbling and boastful captain of the guard, as well as Harlequino, the Miller's servant who is a classic Italian clown full of acrobatic energy and passion for eating and sleeping! Rumpelstiltskin is the consummate trickster.' The show is performed by Reay Kaplan and Dolph Amick; two fantastic puppeteers and comedians says Haverty, who are part of the Center's own very talented company of puppeteers.
Rumpelstiltskin will run from August 6 - September 12, 2010 at the following times:
· Fri: 10am & 11:30pm
· Sat: 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
· Sun: 1pm & 3pm
Tickets for patrons two and older are $16.00 ($14.82 + tax) and include admission to the performance, Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or a 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.
CREATE-A-PUPPET WORKSHOP/MUSEUM & SPECIAL EXHIBITS
Don't let your puppet experience end with the show! A recommended day at the Center includes an original performance, a visit to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop, and a self-guided tour of the Museum and special exhibits. Children can make their own Rumpelstiltskin Rod-and-String Puppet in the Create-A-Puppet Workshop. For workshop schedule, please visit http://www.puppet.org/edu/workshops.shtml.
Season sponsored in part by: City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia Council for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Family Series sponsored in part by: AT&T The Real Yellow Pages, WSB-TV Family 2 Family Project Puppets: The Power of Wonder sponsored by: The Coca-Cola Foundation Education Program sponsored in part by: Applied Global Technologies, Georgia Power Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Isdell Family Foundation, The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc., Pittulloch Foundation, TANDBERG, Target, The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation, The Zeist Foundation, Inc. Official Partners: Regency Suites Hotel, Leapfrog Extraordinary IT Services, Delta Airlines.
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 provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. These programs are supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Center is a Member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American Theatre, and the Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts. The Center also serves as headquarters of UNIMA-USA, the American branch of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the international puppetry organization.