PORTRAITS OF THE PRAIRIE FREE PUPPET SHOW
|When||Apr 08, 2008 from 06:00 pm to 06:30 pm|
|Where||Mid-Prairie Middle School cafeteria|
|Contact Name||Debbie Stanton|
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Join the Kalona Public Library and Mid-Prairie Middle School for a free puppet show run by the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Co. of North Liberty.
PORTRAITS OF THE PRAIRIE
is a series of tableaus showing the history of the land from native prairie through early settlers and small farms, through large agriculture, and back to reconstructed prairie. They’re presented through the eyes of Pierre, a wacky painter and his friend, a sassy Iowa squirrel. Pierre, a masked character, is played by Monica Leo, and all of the prairie creatures are performed by 7th graders in Amelia Carl's Middle School class. It is performed in a three tier set that resembles a Grant Wood painting. Live music by Ron Hillis.
Mary Swander wrote the script. She’s a nationally known writer with a midwestern voice. She knows how to make you laugh out loud as you think about serious issues. The resulting production is entertaining for adults and children alike.
Join us for this free production that is funded in part by the Kalona Public Library, Mid-Prairie Middle School, Iowa Arts Council, and Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Company.