Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat is set to delight audiences this summer, making its Center for Puppetry Arts debut June 13-July 28. The story features everyone’s favorite moments with Sally and her brother, their pet Fish, Thing 1 and Thing 2—and, of course, the story’s namesake, that famous Cat in the red and white striped hat! Zany fun and adventures abound in this memorable tale!
The classic children’s book was originally adapted and directed by Katie Mitchell for the National Theatre of Great Britain and was a smash hit in London. The show is now being produced across the U.S. and the Center for Puppetry Arts is thrilled to realize this delightfully funny story through puppetry.
Under the direction of Jon Ludwig, the Center’s team has been diligently working to create the puppets, scenery and props from scratch, faithfully adhering to the iconic Seuss style. Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat features tabletop puppetry, animation and a whole bag of tricks to pull off the Cat’s daring feats. Performing the familiar characters are skilled puppeteers Dolph Amick, Aaron Gotlieb, Reay Kaplan, Rudy Roushdi, Amy Sweeney and Tim Sweeney.
“We are having a blast adapting this excellent actor version for the puppet stage,” said Jon Ludwig, director of the show and the Center’s Artistic Director. “Audiences will feel like they have stepped right into the book. I know that this was the book that got me reading, and I can’t wait to share the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss with our audiences!”
Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat is presented in the Mainstage Theater, June 13 to July 28, 2013. Show times are as follows:
- Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
The Center for Puppetry Arts will be closed July 4; no performances on that date.
Tickets include museum admission as well as the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or To-Go Kit), where children can make their own The Cat in the Hat shadow puppet. TICKETS ARE $9.25 (MEMBERS) / $16.50 (NONMEMBERS) AND CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT http://www.puppet.org/ OR BY CALLING THE TICKET SALES OFFICE AT 404-873-3391.