Published: Aug 07, 2012 12:05 PM
Modified: Aug 07, 2012 12:06 PM
Every summer, Paperhand Puppet Intervention brings magic to Forest Theater on the UNC campus in the form of giant puppets, striking masks, stilt walkers, shadow plays, music and stories that touch on deep wells of myth and folktale. This year the Saxapahaw-based Paperhand troupe presents “City of Frogs,” its 13th annual summer production, from Aug. 10 through Sept. 9 at Forest Theater, and Sept. 14-16 at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
“City of Frogs” weaves together folk tales and myths into a modern fable of a wooden boy seeking to find what it means to be alive. Along his journey the boy meets a menagerie of odd characters: a junk collector who sees life in garbage, an ancient witch who has lived so long the forest has transformed around her, a golem of mud who stops to listen whenever music is being played, and many more.
Forest Theater shows are at 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (plus Labor Day Monday). Matinees will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 2 and 9.
Local bands and musicians do pre-show performances before every production.
Tickets are general admission at the door, with a suggested donation of $12 for adults and $8 for children; kids 2 and under get in free.
For more information, see paperhand.org
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