This Saturday, February 16, Atlanta’s own Box Heroes will swoop into the Center for Puppetry Arts to meet fellow superhero Mighty Bug. Dress up in your superhero best, and join the Box Heroes at the Center, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Take photos with these cardboard crusaders and watch The Adventures of Mighty Bug.
The Adventures of Mighty Bug is now playing through March 17. Watching over the insect citizens of Bugville is the one and only Mighty Bug, a superhero with super strength, smelling, hearing and flying abilities. But Mighty Bug isn’t the only arthropod with an eye on the town. The evil arachnid Scorpiana has assembled a group to attack the town. Filled with plenty of insect trivia and facts, this science-filled comic book style adventure will give audiences the chance to be a fly on the wall as good battles evil and the future of Bugville hangs on the line.
Written and directed by the Center’s Artistic Director, Jon Ludwig, The Adventures of Mighty Bug features a variety of puppetry styles including body puppetry, shadow puppetry and rod puppetry. Performing as the cast of interesting bugs are puppetry veterans Dolph Amick, Allison Murphy, Spencer G. Stephens, Amy Sweeney, and Tim Sweeney.
Join the Box Heroes at the Center for Puppetry Arts this Saturday, February 16, 11 a.m. – 3.pm.
The Adventures of Mighty Bug is presented in the Mainstage Theater, now through March 17. Show times are as follows:
- Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday: 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Tickets include museum admission as well as the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or To-Go Kit), where kids can make their own Lightning Bug Rod & String Puppet.
TICKETS ARE $9.25 (MEMBERS) AND $16.50 (NONMEMBERS) AND CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT http://ticketsales.puppet.org/ OR BY CALLING THE TICKET SALES OFFICE AT 404-873-3391.
The Box Hero Corps is born from Dragon*Con, and first assembled in 2009. This group of comic book lovers suit up and make appearances at various events and parades throughout the year.