Intended Audience: All ages
Show Length: 40 minutes
Princess Penepole loves to read about dragons. Imagine her surprise when she actually meets and befriends a dragon! Their introduction coincides with the arrival of a much-touted dragon slayer, Sir Reginal Thwebes. Upon discovering the potential threat of a dragon in the palace, King Rhubarb charges Sir Reginald to fight the dragon. Will it be a fight to the death? Will it be a draw? Will they even fight at all? Find out in All Hands Productions version of “The Reluctant Dragon.” Loosely based on Kenneth Grahame’s book, this production utilizes colorful moving-mouth hand puppets and rod puppets to tell a story about friendship and understanding. Puppets created by David Stephens and costumes by Scottie Rowell. This show was funded in part by a 2008 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant.
Hand and Rod Puppet Manipulation Master Class
With David Stephens, All Hands Productions of Atlanta, GA
November 10th | 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Learn the fundamentals of hand-and-rod puppet manipulation including eye focus, posture, and lip sync. Puppeteer David Stephens will give participants an opportunity to work with props and interact with puppet characters form behind a play board. Stephens is an accomplished puppeteer who has performed on Sesame Street as well as in the world premiere stage production of Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas.
Cost: $75 / person
Class is open to Teens 14+ and Adults