Saturday, March 21, 2009

Easter show

A storybook rabbit will hop to life on our brand-new stage just in time for the Easter season.
We'll be bringing you
 "The Tale of Bunny Cotton-Tail" 
11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4
2 p.m. Sunday, April 5

Our new stage is a double-decker handpuppet stage -- we'll be performing on 2 different levels.
We're really excited about this stage because it will be more portable than the marionette stage. (No. We're not giving up the marionettes! Far from it. This is just a new adventure. It will mean that we can take this show on the road in a way that hasn't been possible before.)

And speaking of adventures, Bunny's story begins with his unfortunate habit of reading in bed by candlelight. Much to Mother Rabbit's dismay, he visits a certain farmer's cabbage patch, gets  chased by Bushytail the Fox, and has a narrow escape with his friend Susan Rabbit.

The story is  based on a book by Laura Rountree Smith, a Platteville woman who wrote more than 40 children's books in the early 20th century. She has been compared to Beatrix Potter.

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