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Puppet Brunch! Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff

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Did you know that Little Red Riding Hood has a first name? Learn her name in David Stephens’ production of Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff.

In this one-man performance utilizing hand, rod, and glove puppets, Stephens retells classic fairy tales as well as telling a few of his own original tales. You’ll see what happens when three billy goats try to cross over a bridge belonging to a greedy troll in The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Parker Pig encounters some good luck when he stumbles over a watering can in The One Little Pig and the Three Wishes; a retelling of a family favorite.

One of Stephens’ original stories, The Two Farmers, involves Farmer Frick and Farmer Frack and how they learn to work together to make a pot of stew.

All this, plus the antics of some silly chickens, in Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff.

Developed for Alabama Public Libraries‚ Summer Reading Programs, this show has entertained both children and their parents. The Center for Puppetry Arts hosted an 8-week run of over 100, virtually sold-out, performances of this production in 2002. Since then, the Center has hosted two equally successful revivals in 2004 and 2007. In 2005, this show was honored by receiving a Citation of Excellence from UNIMA-USA (Union Internationale de la Marionette): the equivalent of an Oscar in the puppetry world.

TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL GUESTS AGES 2 AND UP. Your ticket serves as your brunch reservation. Additional reservation arrangements are not necessary once ticket is purchased. If you have special seating requests/needs, please call 470-225-6162.