Beloved Children’s Book The Rainbow Fish Make a Splash at the Center for Puppetry
The Center for Puppetry Arts makes a splash with its captivating puppetry adaptation of “The Rainbow Fish”
October 4-15, 2023
ATLANTA (September 2023) – The Center for Puppetry Arts is thrilled to present the enchanting adaptation of the beloved children’s book “The Rainbow Fish.” This mesmerizing puppet show by the renowned Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Canada, also includes two additional companion tales, “Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea” and “Opposites.” Audiences ages 4 years and older are invited to dive into the magical underwater world of “The Rainbow Fish” running Oct. 4-15, 2023.
Since its publication in 1992, “The Rainbow Fish,” written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister has captured the hearts of millions with its timeless story of friendship, generosity, and the transformative power of sharing.
The Mermaid Theatre’s adaptation of this beloved classic follows the sea’s most stunning fish who is admired for his rainbow-colored scales. When a resourceful octopus advises the Rainbow Fish to share his scales, it leads to new friends and fascinating adventures. From the exploration of the deep sea to encountering diverse and friendly creatures, the Rainbow Fish learns that the world is full of wonder. The Rainbow Fish understands the importance of giving and how the simple act of sharing can be life-changing.
“The Center for Puppetry Arts is honored to present Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s adaptation of ‘The Rainbow Fish,'” says Executive Director Beth Schiavo. “We believe that this captivating puppetry show will entertain and inspire meaningful conversations about the values of friendship and empathy that lie at the heart of ‘The Rainbow Fish.‘”
All-inclusive tickets for The Rainbow Fish are $22 for both Adults and Children (ages 2-12) admission and include free onsite parking, as well as a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ activity where guests can make their own Friendly Fish Rod Puppet based on a character in the show. VIP tickets are $27 and include premiere seating.
As part of the Center’s Puppets for All initiative, audio-described performances for blind and visually impaired guests will take place on Oct. 8, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., providing live verbal commentary on crucial visual elements in puppets, costumes, sets, and staging.
To learn more and purchase tickets, visit here.
Center for Puppetry Arts® is a unique cultural treasure – a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened, and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, and the hands-on Museum as well as Digital Learning and Outreach programs. Center for Puppetry Arts is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization and is supported in part by contributions from corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. These programs are also supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Center is a member of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA/USA/ASSITEJ). The Center also serves as the headquarters of UNIMA-USA, the American branch of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the international puppetry organization.