Thursday, August 15, 2013

CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS - Rumpelstiltskin Returns!

Rumpelstiltskin Spins Straw into Gold at Center for Puppetry Arts
Traditional fairy tale brought to life with enchanting old-world marionettes

Audiences are in for a treat this summer as the Center for Puppetry Arts reprises their original production of Rumpelstiltskin!

Featuring fun music and all the antics of the infamous imp himself, this classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale is sure to spin grins onto the faces of kids and adults alike!

“My daughter can spin straw into gold!” brags Kate’s father. Now, held captive by the greedy queen, Kate must find a way to make good on her father’s boast or remain imprisoned!  A mysterious little man appears and offers his magical assistance…but at what price?

Adapted by Bobby Box and Michael Haverty, Rumpelstiltskin is performed with colorful, hand-crafted marionettes designed and constructed by the Center’s own puppet builders. Amy Sweeney, the Center’s head puppeteer, makes her directorial debut with this lively production that features veteran puppeteers Reay Kaplan and Tim Sweeney.

Rumpelstiltskin will run from August 1-September 8, 2013, in the Downstairs Theater. Show times are as follows: 

·         Thursday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.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.

Please note this production has no performances on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. However, patrons may enjoy the Center’s Discovery Days programming on Tuesdays in August and September.

Tickets include Museum admission as well as the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or To-Go Kit), where children can make their own Blue Bird rod and string puppet. 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.


The Center for Puppetry Arts is supported in part by: Fulton County Arts Council • Isdell Family Foundation • Aetna Foundation • The Zeist Foundation • City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs • Georgia Council for the Arts • National Endowment for the Arts • WSB-TV Family 2 Family Project • AT&T The Real Yellow Pages • Regency Suites Hotel • For a complete list of the Center’s major supporters, visit

Center for Puppetry Arts® is a unique cultural treasure – a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened, and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, and the hands-on Museum as well as Distance Learning and Outreach programs. Center for Puppetry Arts is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is supported in part by contributions from corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. These programs are supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. The Center is a Member of Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American theatre.  The Center also serves as headquarters of UNIMA-USA, the American branch of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the international puppetry organization.

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