Children’s Books Come to Life

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 1:15 PM
Children’s Books Come to Life by Tracy Geibel

Saturday, Dec. 17

An internationally recognized group is bringing children’s stories to life in Erie.

Following last year’s sold-out show, the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will return Saturday, Dec. 17 to Mercyhurst University’s Walker Recital Hall.

The hour-long show uses creative puppetry and scenic effects to present the children’s books of Eric Carle.

The hour-long show uses creative puppetry and scenic effects to present the children’s books of Eric Carle. These works – like the well-known The Very Hungry Caterpillar – have delighted audiences for years.

The Los Angeles Times called it “quite a delight … brought to memorable life.”

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a real crowd-pleaser, has been performed more than 3,500 times by the troupe worldwide.

Another favorite is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Published in 1967, this tale, illustrated by Bill Martin, Jr., teaches children about colors and animals. And the notable Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me, published in 1986, tells the story of a dedicated father who goes far out of his way – all the way to outer space and back – to please his daughter, Monica, when she asks for the moon.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and $10 for students and youth. – Tracy Geibel

11 a.m. & 4 p.m. // Walker Recital Hall at Mercyhurst University, 501 E. 38th St. // 824.3000 or miac.mercyhurst.edu/events

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