The Journey to Find Your True Self
Adapted by Michael Haverty
Based on the beloved classic by Hans Christian Andersen
A young bird simply doesn’t fit in with the other ducks in the pond. Helped by some friendly forest sprites, the duckling sets out to explore the wonders of the pond. On his journey, he meets a cast of colorful characters and courageously braves the seasons that help him discover his true self.
With a beautifully created environment full of hidden musical instruments created by Atlanta Percussionist Klimchak, The Ugly Duckling brings to the stage Andersen’s transformative fable about life’s bumpy road.
Your Center ticket includes the performance, admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, and the Create-A-Puppet Workshop™.
CREATE-A-PUPPET WORKSHOP SCHEDULE SUMMER 2021
FRIDAYS until July 30:
- 10am-11am: instructor-led (“taught”) workshop available for group bookings @ 80 guests max
- 10:45am-12pm: self-guided
- 12pm-1pm: instructor-led (“taught”) workshop available for group bookings @ 80 guests max
- 12:45pm-2pm: self-guided
- June 19-July 31: self-guided 11:45am-1pm, 1:45pm-3pm, 3:45pm-5pm
- June 20-Aug 1: 1:45pm-3pm, 3:45pm-5pm
Puppetry Styles: Rod Puppets
Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Sweet Swan Rod Puppet
Learning Themes: Seasonal changes, perseverance, identity, fables
To purchase tickets, visit the Center for Puppetry Arts website.
Isdell Family Outdoor Play Area
Before or after a show, check out the fun playground outside. You'll see it as you turn right on 18th Street headed toward the CPA parking lot. The playspace is fenced in and loads of fun!
Special Pop-Up Exhibit
Root, Root, Root for the Home Team
June 27-Aug 1
Believe it or not, mascots are puppets. Former Atlanta Braves mascot, Homer, will be on display and ready for photo-ops in our atrium. Help the Center celebrate summer, the baseball season, and the world of body puppetry. After you check out the pop-up exhibit, make sure to visit other body puppets on view in the Jim Henson Collection Gallery and Global Collection Gallery.
While you're visiting, don't forget to check out the Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Exhibit and many other summer events at the Center for Puppetry Arts!
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