Monthly Puppet Shows Featured at the Durant Arts Center | News Release | City of Alexandria

For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017

The Alexandria Office of the Arts, in collaboration with the National Capital Puppetry Guild, launched a news series of monthly family-friendly puppet shows at the Durant Arts Center, located at 1605 Cameron St.  Joe Pipik’s Backpack Puppets will be featured on Saturday, September 23.

Backpack Puppets have delighted audiences from New York to Honolulu and will entertain children of all ages.  An award winning theatre artist, and with a career spanning for more than three decades, Joe has created and performed around the mid-Atlantic region and nationwide with the Blue Sky Puppet Theatre and with Dinorock puppets.  Actor, puppeteer, juggler, songwriter, musician, and education consultant, he is a master artist with Wolf Trap’s Early Learning Institute.

Reservations per show are $5 for person, including children. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. To purchase tickets online, visit www.alexandriava.gov/webtrac, select activity number:

  • 255211.05       Saturday, September 23, 11 a.m.
  • 255211.06       Saturday, September 23, 1 p.m.

Reservations for the November puppet shows are now available:

  • 255211.07       Saturday, November 18, 11 a.m.
  • 255211.08       Saturday, November 18, 1 p.m.

The Durant Arts Center is managed by the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. For additional information contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565, cherylane.colton@alexandriava.gov or visit www.alexandriava.gov/Arts.

For additional information about the National Capital Puppetry Guild, contact Jeff Bragg at 703.424.5553 or emailpuppetimes@gmail.com.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov  or call 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.

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