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December 1, 2005
It's a national treasure. Not only does the Center for Puppetry Arts feature a full schedule of shows for kids and adults (called the Family Series and the New Directions Series), but they also hold a Create-A-Puppet workshop after each family show, so the kids can make their own show-related puppet and take it home. Their museum (called PUPPETS: POWER OF WONDER) is world-class--the largest of its kind in the U.S.--and it has special exhibits as well. And then they have adult ed classes and workshops, as well as a resarch library. Many of their shows are originals and fabulous--they do all the puppet- and scene-building on site.
$14 ticket for Family Show includes performance, Create-a-puppet worshop, and entry into the museum. NDS shows run $18-$22, I think, and adult ed workshops, films, and classes range from $5 -$25, if I'm not mistaken. Very reasonable.
I took my 6-, 10-, and almost 14-year-old sons and my 60+ parents to see a production of The Shoemaker & the Elves, and they loved it. All of them (it was set in 1940s NY, which my NYer parents could appreciate!) Located in Midtown, a cross from the Breman Museum and across the bridge from Atlantic Station. their website is www.puppet.org and their online store is at www.puppetstore.org
From journal Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, Georgia
April 4, 2001
From journal Atlanta with the Family