Meet the Artists: Barefoot Artists Puppet Theater

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"Galapagos George"

Sat, Aug 27 & Sun, Aug 28 @ 1:00 & 3:00PM 

About the Show:

Meet George, a giant Galapagos tortoise, as he grows up in a world filled with sea turtles, lizards, hungry goats, and dancing blue-footed birdies. This puppet production, called an "uplifting eco-fable" by the Smithsonian Museum, is inspired by the true story of the last remaining Galapagos tortoise and the islands he calls home. Audiences of all ages will be touches by this story that teachers what it truly means to be "one of a kind!"

Meet George, a giant Galapagos tortoise, as he grows up in a world filled with sea turtles, lizards, hungry goats, and dancing blue-footed birdies. This puppet production, called an "uplifting eco-fable" by the Smithsonian Museum, is inspired by the true story of the last remaining Galapagos tortoise and the islands he calls home. Audiences of all ages will be touches by this story that teachers what it truly means to be "one of a kind!"

 

About the Artists:

Having spent most of her early childhood barefoot in Hawaii, it only seemed natural that Heidi Rugg would name her company Barefoot Puppet Theatre. Performing barefoot is very fun - but it's also very useful for operating the foot pedal sound system her husband engineered. 

Barefoot Puppet Theatre began miles away from Hawaii, though, in Richmond, Virginia. Heidi founded the company in 1997 after apprenticing as a puppet builder with Handemonium Puppets in Washington, D.C. In 2001, with a growing touring schedule and a growing family, her husband Sam Rugg  joined the company to help with building stages, managing accounts, and handling the technical side of lighting and sound. For more information, please visit www.BarefoodPuppets.com