Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Last week it was squirrels and underpants. This week it's a ping pong rodeo.
The Mostly Puppet Festival rolls on at Mayo Street Arts Sunday with the latest stage show, Michael Lane Trautman's "King Pong's Ping Pong Rodeo."
What should you expect from this family show? Hard telling, because when it comes to puppets, it's been proven that most anything can happen.
When it comes to Trautman, it's been proven that plenty of laughs are included in the script. For this show the visual comic, mime, magician and more will perform all things ping-pong: magic, juggling, comedy, verbal humor, physical humor, and audience participation.
The 2 p.m. show is the second in the series, which runs through April. Tickets are $4 for kids and $8 adults. Purchase them at mayostreetarts.org.
And if you find you're interested in seeing other puppet productions at Mayo Street, here's the remainder of the Mostly Puppet Festival schedule:
March 17: Masque Theater “This World, the Next, and Then The Peach Orchard”
March 24: Shana Barry “The Fofer Show”
March 31: Brad Shur of Puppet Showplace Theater “The Yankee Peddler”
April 7: Portland Children’s Film Festival
April 14: MotionFolk Theater “The Snow Queen”
April 21: Tanglewood Marionettes “An Arabian Adventure”
April 28: Paper Bull Puppets “WISHES”
Karen Beaudoin is an online editor for Maine Today Media and contributes two blogs to the company's websites.
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