Giant Puppets Returning to Rector

Thursday, April 12, 2018
The Dinosaur and Ant from the upcoming production
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The Bits n' Pieces Giant Puppet Theater will return to the Rector Community Center this Friday, April 13, thanks to the Clay County Arts Council and local sponsors. This year's production is “The Dinosaur and the Ant” which, according to the theatre group's website, is “a mammoth musical featuring nine-foot-tall, dancing, glow-in-the-dark puppets and a live actress, tee-tiny Try-ANT-asaurus.”

Along with animated puppet projections, this show is one which is sure to entertain and please audiences of all ages. Primarily staged for pre-school through sixth grade, the giant puppets will be featured in two shows, with performances scheduled for 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and should be purchased at the local elementary school. Tickets for all others are available at the door and the community is welcome to attend.

“Elementary teachers have the curriculum packet and instructions on making sure all students have opportunity to see a lively stage show that contains a life-lesson and a moral,” a CCAC spokesperson noted.

In this year's show, that the Farmer Ant’s Almanac predicts a huge cold front and storm headed for the dinosaurs and ants. The stage’s magic—combined with the imagination of the audience transform the classic story into a musical fable for today’s audience.

“Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre is a long-running children’s theatre and is dedicated to influencing the world of tomorrow by enchanting the children of today,” the spokesperson surmised.

Those wanting additional information on the show, or tickets, may contact CCAC president Tracy Cole at 901 496-5000.

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