Summer isn't over yet at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Midtown Atlanta. They have just begun performing their newest family title, Rumplestiltskin, which will be performed from now through September 8, 2013.
Rumplestiltskin is an updated "puppet" version of the timeless Brothers Grimm classic. Some humor has been added in as well as making the "goblin" Rumplestiltskin less of a scary character. This show lasts about an hour and is the perfect length for preschoolers and up (though the center recommends it for ages 4+).
The story of Rumpelstiltskin is performed with marionettes, or string puppets. The body of a marionette is like a jointed doll and is manipulated with strings connected to an "airplane" control. Puppeteers manipulate the puppets from a bridge that is constructed above the stage and because the strings of the marionette are hard to see, the puppets truly seem to come to life.
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Disclosure: I received tickets to Rumplestiltskin but my opinions are always my own.