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See Distinctive Puppet Shows At The Westport Country Playhouse

The Westport Country Playhouse presents two puppet shows in January.
The Westport Country Playhouse presents two puppet shows in January. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Two non-traditional puppet shows are coming to the Westport Country Playhouse as well as a romantic comedy play in January and February.

Click here to purchase all tickets or call the box office at 203-227-4177. Out-of-towners can call toll-free at 888-927-7529. The Playhouse is located at 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, in Westport.

On Sunday, Jan. 19, “Dino-Light" will light up the darkness with its "glowing electroluminescent creatures".

The cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance is produced by CORBIAN Visual Arts and Dance, in collaboration with Lightwire Theater, semi-finalists on “America’s Got Talent.”

Tickets are $20. Shows are at 1 and 4 p.m. It is recommended for ages five and older.

Puppets will also bring a new take on the Sleeping Beauty tale in “Sleeping Beauty Dreams", a re-imagining of the famous princess as an overprotected daughter looking for a way to break free of her castle walls in order to search for true love.

The contemporary take on the classic story, using hand-crafted puppets, is a U.S. premiere, co-commissioned with the Kennedy Center and Marionetas de la Esquina.

Tickets are $20. It is recommended for ages five and older. Shows are also at 1 and 4 p.m.

Finally, on Feb. 10 the Playhouse presents a Script in Hand Playreading of “Mary, Mary” by Jean Kerr. Tickets are $15. “Mary, Mary” is a romantic comedy focusing on recently divorced Mary and Bob, who meet to sort out some tax matters when a Valentine’s Day snowstorm traps them in his apartment with their lawyer, a handsome film hero, and Bob’s young and wealthy fiancé.

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