The puppets tell the story

Storrs - posted Nov, 01 2013

STORRS- Always listen to Grandfather. He will tell you to avoid the Wolf and stay in the garden. But what’s the fun in that? No adventure. No puppets. No French horns as the Wolf, no oboe as the Duck. On Nov. 17, at Jorgensen, the classic favorite will be told through puppets, courtesy of the unique UConn Puppet Arts Program and designer Mark Gale, guest narrator and WNPR talk show host Colin McEnroe, and instrumentalists under the direction of UConn alumnus Ehren Brown. The matinee will start at 2 p.m. Through its special staging, this production honors Prokofiev’s vision to reveal the wonders of the symphonic orchestra by tying signature instruments to certain characters. The story follows Peter, who leaves the safety of his grandfather’s garden to go into the forest. The duck also leaves the yard to swim in a nearby pond, arguing with a little bird along the way. The cat stalks them, and warned by Peter, they go to safety. Peter’s grandfather scolds him for straying onto the wolf’s turf. Peter and the Wolf was adapted by Walt Disney in a popular 1946 version and in a 2006 British-Polish animation.  Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus in Storrs. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for children. For tickets and information, call the Box Office 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday at 860-486-4226, or order online at: Free, convenient parking is available across the street in the North Garage.

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