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Roswell Summer Puppets June – July

June 15 @ 10:00 am

This beloved Roswell tradition returns with shows that are sure to delight audiences of all ages. In June, check out Jungle Book, The 3 Little Pigs, Sleeping Beauty, and Rucker, Go Home! July shows will be The Pied Picker, The Giant, the Beanstalk & Jack, and The Fairy Tailor. Two of the puppeteers are local, both with over 20 years experience. From Atlanta, Lee Bryan “That Puppet Guy” combines live vocal characterizations and songs with innovative puppet designs for an enjoyable show. He will be putting on two shows this summer – June 24-29 catch the world premiere of Rucker, Go Home! based on the children’s book Rucker The Lost Country Dog by Elaine DeNiro and the Roswell Historical Society, and then July 8-13 come back for more and see The Giant, the Beanstalk & Jack. David Stephens, founder of All Hands Productions in Decatur, is another one-man show you don’t want to miss! He puts on an entertaining presentation for all with his handmade puppets, incorporating his talents as a songwriter and banjo musician. Be sure to see his Roswell premiere, The Pied Picker, the first week in July. These live theater shows are sure to spark imaginations! Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. The puppet shows will take place Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. with matinee performances Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. (Closed July 4.)

June 3 – 8: Jungle Book
Presented by Frisch Marionettes (Ohio)

June 10 – 15: The Three Little Pigs Build a Better House (Roswell Premiere) Presented by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre (Vermont)

June 17 – 22: Sleeping Beauty
Presented by Tanglewood Marionettes (Massachusetts)

June 24 – 29: Rucker, Go Home! (World Premiere)
Presented by Lee Bryan “That Puppet Guy” (Georgia)

July 1 – 6: The Pied Picker (Roswell Premiere)
Presented by All Hands Productions (Georgia)

July 8 – 13: The Giant, The Beanstalk & Jack
Presented by Lee Bryan “That Puppet Guy” (Georgia)

July 15 – 20: The Fairy Tailor (Roswell Premiere)
Presented by Puppet Showplace Theatre (Massachusetts)

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