Eric Carle's iconic creatures from four different stories crawl from page to stage with the help of a marvelous menagerie of 75 magical puppets. Colorful and kinetic, this adaptation captures all the charm of Carle's original tales and illustrations, while conveying simple messages about the value of creativity, belonging, and growth.
An adaptation of four classic stories from award-winning author, Eric Carle, including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Dates & Times
April 4—May 11, 2018
Wednesdays through Fridays at 9:45 and 11:45am
Tuesday, April 17 at 9:45am
Tuesday, April 24 at 9:45am
(Sign Interpreted Performance: 4/12 at 11:45am)
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland
60 minutes with no intermission
$7.50 (all seating areas)
Balance Due: 2/9/2018
Teacher Resource Guide
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Funding Assistance and Ticket to Read
Schools with 70+% free and reduce lunch participation may apply for Funding Assistance. The deadline for funding assistance for this show has passed. Please check back June 1, 2018 for funding assistance applications for the 2018-2019 season.
Ticket to Read is a program linking literacy to live theater by providing students from low-income schools with a free theater ticket and a companion book to keep and take home. Learn more HERE!
The play opens and closes with puppeteers holding the picture books your children probably know and love, and everything that happens in between is absolutely true to Eric Carle’s art, both in its message and signature style.
[The] puppets...are amazing. They are huge, colorful, and sensational – everything you would want an Eric Carle book to come alive as. And the puppeteers do tremendous things with them.
...an absolutely perfect introduction to live theater for the littlest children (while also featuring enough breathtaking moments to engage seasoned theatergoers).
"Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, Rockefeller Productions. Based on the books by Eric Carle."