‘Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff’

Wayne-O-Rama hosts pup­pet show Sun­day

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The Shak­ing Ray Levi So­ci­ety will host the pup­pet show, “Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff,” on Sun­day night, Sept. 17, at Wayne-O-Rama.

In this one-man per­for­mance that uses hand, rod and glove pup­pets, David Stephens tells clas­sic fairy tales as well as a few of his own orig­i­nals.

The au­di­ence will see what hap­pens when three billy goats try to cross a bridge be­long­ing to a greedy troll in “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” Parker Pig en­coun­ters some good luck when he stum­bles over a wa­ter­ing can in a retelling of “The Three Lit­tle Pigs.” One of Stephens’ orig­i­nal sto­ries, “The Two Farm­ers,” in­volves Farmer Frick and Farmer Frack and how they learn to work to­gether to make a pot of stew.

Orig­i­nally de­vel­oped in 2001, this show is for chil­dren and their par­ents. The Cen­ter for Pup­petry Arts hosted an eight-week run of more than 100 per­for­mances of this pro­duc­tion in 2002. In 2005, the show re­ceived a Ci­ta­tion of Ex­cel­lence from the Union In­ter­na­tionale de la Mar­i­onette.

Ad­mis­sion is free for the 6:30 p.m. per­for­mance, but there is lim­ited seat­ing. Chil­dren may bring floor mats for seat­ing.


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