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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturday Special- Puppet Shows

NOVEMBER 3rd - 17th
Sundays at 1:30PM
At Urban Stages
3 Sundays, 2 Plays, 1 Workshop, Endless Puppeting Fun!
New York: Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Producing Artistic Director) is proud to continue its celebrated family programing with three Sundays filled with puppets, poetry and endless fun for the whole family. All shows begin at 1:30pm at Urban Stages (259 W 30 Street).  Tickets are $5 (kids), $10 (adults), $30 (for a family of five). Reservations are suggested by emailing urbanstagesrss@gmail.com or calling 212-421-1380.  No family will be turned away.

Sunday November 3rd @ 1:30pm  Craft, Play, Perform: Family Kickoff Day! (Ages 5-12)
The Dancing Guinea Pig: A puppet folktale from Peru.  This short puppet show is followed by a chance to work with our puppet masters to craft you own puppet and participate in a mini puppet performance!

November 10th @ 1:30pm   Blown Away By Poetry  (Ages 5-12  )
After Wendy Windstorm sneezes the poems out of Poetsville, she must embark on a journey to recover the town's lost verses.  Along the way she learns abut rhyme, alliteration, and description from a series of helpful puppet poets.  For the grand finale, young people in the audience write their own original poems, which they are then invited to perform onstage. Blown Away returns to Urban Stages after touring to BAM and Poets House last spring!  

 November 17th @ 1:30pm   Lucy's Question (Ages 7 - 12)
A brand new musical from the creators of Blown Away By Poetry.  Ten year old Lucy is on a scientific quest to find the  answer to some very big questions.  Along the way she encounters some strange fungus, a talking planet, and a host of other boggling realities.  Join in on this puppet pursuit!  

For the past 20 years Urban Stages has toured family shows throughout the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library systems, entertaining and educating hundreds of young people. 
Now celebrating their 30th Anniversary, Urban Stages has been producing New York and World premieres on their Off-Broadway main stage and for 20 years Urban Stages' Outreach Department has commissioned plays, workshops, and musicals to tour libraries, schools, and community centers throughout the greater New York area.