A Brown Bear, A Caterpillar, and A Moon Light Up Heritage Stage

Mar 16, 2017

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its 2016-2017 Live at Heritage Family Series with A Brown Bear, A Caterpillar and A Moon: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle, performed by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, on Sunday, March 26, at 2:00 p.m. This new production brings together old favorites and new friends. Featuring evocative original music, stunning visual effects, and innovative puppetry, the triple-bill highlights three of Eric Carle’s most beloved tales.

WHAT:             Live at Heritage Center Family Series – A Brown Bear, A Caterpillar and A Moon: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

WHEN:            Sunday, March 26 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        $13-$15 adult, $11-$13 alumni, $9 student/child, $4 lap seat children 3 and under ($4 lap seat ticket available only with purchase of an adult ticket)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins a whimsical menagerie drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Brown Bear was written and illustrated by Carle and Bill Martin, Jr., and it has been a valuable tool in helping hundreds of countless toddlers associate colors and meanings with objects. The poignant story of a young girl’s unusual quest, Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me, is considered one of Carle’s most imaginatively-designed works. A heartwarming exploration of a father’s love for his daughter, it’s the tale of an unusual quest for a unique plaything – the moon – and offers a splendid introduction to the wonderment of the lunar cycle.

Set to a beautiful musical score, the production showcases a synergistic blend of puppetry and scenic effects that has won international acclaim for the Nova Scotia-based theatre company. Jim Morrow, Mermaid’s artistic director, adapted Carle’s stories from page to stage. Multiple narrators add a charming dimension of gentle storytelling, featuring the lyrical talents of Richard Donat and Andrea Lee Norwood as well as a vibrant chorus of elementary school students from Hantsport School in Nova Scotia.

Established in 1972, Mermaid Theatre is known for unique stage adaptations of children’s literary classics and has been applauded by six million young people in 19 countries on four continents. Based in Windsor, a small rural town at the gateway to Nova Scotia’s scenic Avon Region, Mermaid frequently travels across Canada, the United States, and abroad with shows in seven languages to perform annually for 300,000 spectators. It is currently Canada’s major exporter of theatre for family audiences.

This performance is approximately 60 minutes in length and includes an opportunity to meet performers and puppets in the lobby immediately following the show.

Tickets for A Brown Bear, A Caterpillar and A Moon: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Telegraph Herald serves as the Heritage Center 2016-2017 season presenting media partner.