Banana for Turtle



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“Banana for Turtle” is a set of vignettes that involve five animal friends—Monkey, Python, Parrot, Elephant and Turtle. Created in the style of classical marionette, performance speaks humorously to issues of early childhood.
 
Visual perspectives of the world, confusion over obtuse language terms, means of measuring, social interactions that require polite behavior, physical activity and of course most important learning about the identity of self are concepts that children in preschool to early grades address regularly in their daily lives…  Read More  
 

Showtimes:

Saturday, July 16th, 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 23rd, 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 30th, 2:00 PM
Sunday, July 31st, 2:00 PM

*Recommended for all ages

*EMAIL for Reservation:
boxoffice@puppetart.org
*Please call to check availability
313-961-7777
 

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Kolobok

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Russian folktale about the adventures of a little Butterball named Kolobok, who was baked by an elderly childless couple. This story is well known in America as The Gingerbread Man; in Scandinavia — as The Pancake Man. In this production, the adventures of Kolobok are seen through the eyes of two forest creatures, performed by live actors who bring to life the floor puppets –animals in traditional Russian costumes. The bright, sunny, cheerful colors of the scenery and costumes help create the atmosphere of the magical forest. With originally composed music and lyrics, this musical is fun for all ages… Read More

Showtimes:

Saturday, August 6th, 2:00 PM
Saturday, August 13th, 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 18th, 10:00 AM
Saturday, August 20th, 2:00 PM

*Recommended for all ages

*EMAIL for Reservation:
boxoffice@puppetart.org
*Please call to check availability
313-961-7777
 
 

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What our parents had to say:

Michelle Caruso—    “Such a great place with huge heart! The people who run this theatre and perform sure enjoy it, which makes it equally enjoyable for kids and adults. Be sure to check it out!Lisa Lipscomb—   “What a fabulous experience!Christine Harmon—    “We had a wonderful time seeing the Crane Maiden last weekend. It is a beautiful performance.Kelley McGinnis—    “Thank You, the show was great and the Museum and Workshop were awesome!Heather Kraft—   “We LOVED our experience at PuppetART and can’t wait for more!Mary Beth McCormick—    “Saw it today! It was wonderful – the kids loved every minute of their visit today!

 

Our Mission:

To explore a variety of cultures and to foster an appreciation of the wisdom of traditions, the beauty of the spirit and the art of diverse communities, through puppet performances, exhibits and classes.