CCAC Brings Unique Puppet Show to Rector

Thursday, April 17, 2014
These colorful puppets will hit the stage of the Rector Community Center on Monday, April 21.

"Three Billy Goats Gruff" will be presented with giant glow-in-the-dark puppets. Bluff, Fluff and Tuff Gruff will cross a bridge guarded by Bully Troll, Monday, April 21 on stage at the Rector Community Center. The artistry, music, and showmanship will celebrate a true moral lesson sandwiched between "Once Upon a Time" and "Happily Ever After." The production will host a morning show beginning at 9 a.m. and a later show beginning at 12:30 p.m.

This Norwegian folk tale comes alive with giant, vividly colored art pieces, puppets created by Holli Rubin. Lively songs and a script by Jerry Bickel will be performed to the delight of audiences of all ages. School children from Rector, Piggott, Corning, and surrounding communities are looking forward to seeing and hearing a yodeling herdsman and his son celebrate spring. The goats want to get to the green pasture, but must cross a narrow bridge guarded by a worrisome, silly old troll named Upchuck.

Magic, wonder, and fantasy reinforce core values told in this traditional story of how the three little goats manage to achieve their goal. Everyone is welcome to gaze at nine-foot puppets shared by the Bits N' Pieces Theatre, which is in its 40th season. Having traveled all over the world to share its mission through the arts, Bits N' Pieces' puppets are welcomed for this return performance, having delighted local audiences last spring..

Pre-school children are welcome, as are toddlers with their parents. Admission is $5 for all and may be paid at the door.

Bits 'n Pieces Theatre is returning to Rector through a partnership with the Clay County Arts Council and several area sponsors. The Council wishes to thank those businesses who have underwritten this performance, including Glen Sain Motor Sales, Centennial Bank of Rector, Graves Gin Company of Rector, Piggott State Bank and First National Bank of Piggott.

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