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The Big Dipper: Calendar, Compass, and Clock
September 28 @ 2:47 pm
By Lisa Sturz/Red Herring Puppets.
April 6-14, 2024; Saturdays @ 5pm, Sundays @ 1pm.
Red Herring Puppets has created a stellar production exploring the folklore and science related to the Big Dipper.
LTW’s Children’s Theatre partners with Red Herring Puppets to produce “The Big Dipper”.
What is the most easily recognizable star pattern in the sky? Discover the mystery and science of the Big Dipper through stories from the ancient Chinese, Micmac Indians, Greek, and Aztec cultures, and the Southern slaves following the “drinkin gourd” to freedom. Combining skillfully crafted marionettes and shadow puppets, we see how the stars can be used to tell time, track the seasons, and find your way at night.
Red Herring Puppets has created a stellar production exploring the folklore and science related to the Big Dipper. This familiar star pattern is seen most of the year by more than half the world’s population and can be used to tell time, keep track of the seasons, and guide our way at night. The show features beautifully crafted marionettes and shadow puppets with tales from ancient Greece, China, the Micmac Indians on Nova Scotia and southern slaves seeking freedom in the north.
Red Herring Puppets is an award-winning professional puppet company located in Tucson Arizona. Lisa Sturz, owner and artistic director has worked with Jim Henson Productions, Walt Disney Imagineering, Lucasfilm, PBS, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and many more.