Bring your favorite bookworm to see Eric Carle’s beloved book creations brought to life Sunday, Nov. 11, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Three beloved stories by Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold live on stage through the magic of blacklight and fanciful puppets. UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center presents the show, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites,” by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.
The 2 p.m. show is sponsored by PNC and is part of the PNC Family Series at the Alys Stephens Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. For tickets, call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.
Join the Alys Stephens Center for a VIP family lunch before the show. The VIP family lunch is free to ASC members, and $16 for adults; two children under 12 can attend free with a paid adult. Call 205-996-6113 for reservations and more details.
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. High up in the sky, “Little Cloud” playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, an airplane, a shark and more. “The Mixed-Up Chameleon” is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing color all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self.
Adapted, designed and directed by Jim Morrow, with music by Steven Naylor and narration by Gordon Pinsent, the hourlong production features the imaginative approach to storytelling through theater that has earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.