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

July & August Monthly Puppet Shows at Durant Arts Center

For Immediate Release: July 19, 2018

The Office of the Arts and the National Capital Puppetry Guild are hosting a series of monthly family-friendly puppet shows at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. The puppet show series is designed especially for the very youngest of audiences so toddlers are welcome.

On Saturday, July 21, the Barefoot Puppet Theatre will be the showcased.  Heidi Rugg, Founder and Director, along with Sam Rugg, Technical Director and Set Designer are collaborators and exceptional puppeteers who bring the Barefoot puppets to life.

  • 155211.01      Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.
  • 155211.02      Saturday, July 21, 11:15 a.m.

On Saturday, August 18, the Blue Sky Puppet Theatre will be performing. Since 1974, the Blue Sky Puppet Theatre has been one of the finest touring children’s theatres on the East Coast. Performing 1,000 shows a year which are dedicated to excellence in theatre, art, education and fun.

  • 155211.03      Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m.
  • 155211.04      Saturday, August 18, 11:15 a.m.

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

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

For further information about the National Capital Puppetry Guild, contact Jeff Bragg at 703.424.5553 or email puppetimes@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.


image from Barefoot Puppets


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