Have you been thinking of the perfect opportunity to take your kids to the Theater? Well, Segerstrom Center for the Arts has TWO in April featuring “the magic of puppetry”.
|Terrapin Puppet Theatre –
Performers Quinn Griggs and Jeff Michel
© Peter Mathez
The magic of storytelling unfolds right in front of the audience as scenes are depicted featuring acrobatics and spectacular sound effects created on stage. The characters of Jof and Nic transform the world by using everyday objects that would be found on a boat’s galley. From a circus made from a jacket to a storm made in a teacup, such imaginative use of space and puppetry has garnered Terrapin with a global following.
Written by award-winning playwright and puppeteer Amaranta Leyva, Sleeping Beauty Dreams is co-commissioned by the Kennedy Center. Marionetas de la Esquina’s humorous storytelling and whimsical puppetry tells the story of the famous and overprotected princess who yearns to break free. She goes in search of finding true love and, in the process, her true self.
Audiences are encouraged to arrive early, as each performance includes an hour of free pre-show creative play activities and a reading area with an assortment of children’s books. The Center’s Education and Community Programs Department offers these enriching experiences to provide young people and their parents more opportunities to play together creatively. Studies show that this is critical to helping children develop their ability to think and problem solve.