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Celebrate National Day of Puppetry
at the Center for Puppetry Arts
with a smorgasbord of activities for families and adults!


• Sock puppet making

• Walk-around puppet characters

• Demonstrations of puppetry styles with hands-on interaction
(Courtesy of the Atlanta Puppetry Guild)

• Special appearance by the Box Hero Corps

• Meet the Center’s mascot, Sockly

• Toddler activity tables

The Joshua Show

By Joshua Holden of New York, NY

Showtimes: 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Recommended for ages 4 & up

When Mr. Nicholas the sock puppet makes an unnerving self-discovery, his soulmate Joshua teaches him to celebrate his differences in this endearing show full of songs, whimsy, and abundant joy.
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Ticket required.

D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks

By Sandglass Theater of Putney, VT

Showtime: 8pm
Beer & Wine Bar: 7pm

Recommended for ages 12 & up

This evocative performance explores the complex world of people living with dementia. A piece about play, joy, and communication.
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Ticket required.

Cinderella's Tightrope:
Adapted Childhood Tales

Special Exhibit Gallery

Did you know that Cinderella spent some time as a circus performer, or that the Little Mermaid dreamed of being a pirate? Those are just two of the many ways that classic childhood tales can be adapted for the puppet stage.

Títere, Loutka, Kukla… Puppet!
Love Family Atrium

The word "puppet" holds the same meaning in every language: an inanimate (non-living) object that is brought to life through an outside force whose primary purpose is to convey information to the audience through performance. While individual stories vary, different cultures often share the same basic components of storytelling such as themes and character types. See how the work of Jim Henson compares to that of other nations.

Wild, Wooly & Wonderful
Passports Gallery, within Puppets: The Power of Wonder

Roar! Tweet! Grrr! The wonders of nature have long inspired art, writing, and performance. Puppeteers everywhere from Africa to the U.S. use animals to tell stories about their culture, traditions, and everyday life.

Guided Tours (requires ticket)

Puppetry Faces and Places Tour @ 12pm

Behind-the-Scenes Tour @ 2pm