Mother Goose is missing! Classic characters from everyone’s favorite nursery rhymes must band together to solve the crime in the Center for Puppetry Arts’ inventive production of Shake a Tale Feather with Mother Goose, August 21- September 21. Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Jack & Jill and all the other citizens of Rhymeville need help to look for clues and piece together the mystery of Mother Goose’s whereabouts. Filled with music and high levels of guest interaction, this show will have audience members tapping their toes, clapping their hands and singing with their little ones!
Adapted and directed by Amy Sweeney, Shake a Tale Feather with Mother Goose is a new production for Theater for the Very Young, featuring performances by expert puppeteers Luis Hernandez and Mandy Mitchell. The production includes hand-and-rod and shadow puppetry styles. All puppets, props and scenery are crafted in house by Center for Puppetry Arts’ expert staff, including head puppet designer Jason von Hinezmeyer and scenic designer Ryan Sbaratta.
“Engaging little ones is no easy feat, but as a new mother myself, I enjoy being surrounded by such a young audience,” said Sweeney. “We try to strike a balance with a new story that includes familiar characters to keep the kids interested.”
Shake a Tale Feather with Mother Goose is appropriate for ages two and up and will be performed in the Downstairs Theater, August 21- September 21. A half-price preview will be offered August 19-20, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Regular show times are as follows:
- Thursday – Friday: 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday: 11a.m., 1p.m. & 3 p.m.
- Sunday: 1p.m. & 3 p.m.
Tickets include Museum admission and entrance to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or To-Go Kit), where children can piece together their own Jumping Cow Shadow Puppet to take home.
TICKETS ARE $9.25 (MEMBERS) / $16.50 (NONMEMBERS) AND CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT WWW.PUPPET.ORG OR BY CALLING THE TICKET SALES OFFICE AT 404-873-3391.