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The Emperor's New Clothes
Written and performed by the Grey Seal Puppets
Jan. 14-15, 2012 • Wells Fargo Playhouse
Front Orchestra $14 • General Section $12
This Grey Seal Puppets production uses playful puppetry and a cast of animal characters to give a whole new dimension to Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story. The Emperor just happens to be a pig; the crafty tailors are foxes; the prime minister a near-sighted camel; and the councilor, a befuddled old walrus. Even the audience takes part, as animals, of course! Don’t miss this fanciful take on a beloved fable, where we learn the dangers of vanity and the rewards of being brave and honest.
Puppets and Politics? - Read a thoughtful preview of The Emperor's New Clothes from Charlotte Magazine.
One Act • For Ages 4+/Grades PreK+
Best enjoyed by Preschool and Elementary ages
Visit the Grey Seal Puppets website to learn more about the company.
“Not only is the story appealing, but you’ll find yourself absorbed in the clever mechanics of one person juggling seven puppet creatures. Allison’s been working on his art for more than a quarter-century and practice is definitely making Grey Seal close to perfect.”
- The Charlotte Observer