Saturday, August 2, 2014

The OTHER Ugly Duckling Makes a Splash at the Center for Puppetry Arts!

The Other Ugly Duckling Makes a Splash at Center for Puppetry Arts
Renowned Spanish Artists Put Charming Spin on Classic Tale

WHAT:      Guyi-Guyi: The Other Ugly Duckling by Periferia Teatro de Títeres of Murcia, Spain
Acclaimed Spanish puppet company, Periferia Teatro de Títeres, performs the English/Spanish bilingual production of Guyi-Guyi: The Other Ugly Duckling, a story about a crocodile accidentally born into a family of ducks. Guyi-Guyi lives happily with his family until he meets another crocodile and realizes his true nature. After learning that he is not like his feathered siblings, Guyi-Guyi goes on a journey of self discovery and finds that he is more than what meets the eye. Through play and humor, Guyi-Guyi is a new take on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story The Ugly Duckling.

To learn more about Periferia Teatro de Títeres, click here. This production is sponsored in part by the Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escenicas y de la Musica (INAEM), Spain Arts & Culture and the Spain-USA Foundation.

WHEN:      July 22, 2014 – August 3, 2014
                  Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. & 12 p.m.
                  Saturday: 11a.m., 1 p.m. & 3p.m.
                  Sunday: 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
WHERE:    Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

HOW:        Tickets are $9.25 (Members) and $16.50 (Nonmembers) and include the performance, Museum admission and the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or To-Go Kit). BUY TICKETS AT WWW.PUPPET.ORG OR CALL 404-873-3391. For more information, visit



With the all-inclusive ticket, visitors can also enjoy the Create-A-Puppet Workshop where they create their own Distinctive Duckling Rod Puppet, or pick up a Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit to continue the fun at home! The workshop can also be purchased separately for $5.75.

The all-inclusive ticket also admits patrons to the Center’s Museum. Explore the Center’s permanent museum exhibit PUPPETS: The Power of Wonder, as well as the newest special exhibit Cinderella’s Tightrope: Adapted Childhood Tales.  And, don’t miss the display detailing the Center’s upcoming museum expansion to house the definitive Jim Henson collection. Museum admission can also be purchased separately for $8.25 (FREE for Members). Visit for more information.

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The Center for Puppetry Arts is supported in part by: Fulton County Arts Council • City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs • Isdell Family Foundation • Aetna Foundation •The Wish Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta • PNC •The Coca-Cola Foundation • WSB-TV Family 2 Family Project • YP • 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. Major support is also provided by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The Center is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre; Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA/USA/ASSITEJ); and International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY).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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